KAMPALA– President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart Hassan Samia Suluhu have today afternoon discussed business commitments that Uganda and Tanzania have already entered into together.
The discussion between the two leaders centred on fast-tracking the implementation of infrastructural development in the areas of energy, water and road transportation as well as the Standard Gauge Railway and the construction of the gas pipeline from Tanzania to Uganda.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu arrived is in Uganda for a two-day state visit on the invitation of President Museveni and was received at Entebbe International Airport by 3rd Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama and State Minister for International Cooperation Henry Okello Oryem.
President Suluhu Hassan was later taken to State House Entebbe where she was received with a 21-gun salute and inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces before she was ushered into State House by President Museveni.
According to Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Okello Oryem and State House Tanzania, President Samia’s visit aims at strengthening bilateral ties and economic cooperation.
The two also talked about exploiting the economy through the joint establishment of pharmaceutical companies to produce vaccines and veterinaryl drugs to help communities that keep livestock which is expected to create at least 3,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs.
President Samia is scheduled to address business executives, policy makers, the private sector and other high-level government officials at a Business Dialogue with the view of abolishing tariff and non-tariff barriers that frustrate the flow of business and employment opportunities in the two countries.