Uganda, India Strengthen Trade Ties

approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The High Commissioner, purchase who paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga at her Parliament Chambers on Tuesday noted that the historic political relations between Uganda and India would be enriched with better economic ties.

“The Government of India is committed to investing in crucial sectors that will boost Uganda’s economy. Plans are underway to setup a food processing plant that will also double as a training center,” he added, according to a brief from Parliament.

The two countries have for decades enjoyed strong ties due to a large number of Indian nationals living in Uganda.

The High Commissioner said the recently elected government and Parliament of India will work together with Uganda to ensure peace in the region.

“Uganda has a significant role to play in stabilizing its neighbours in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Djibouti,” he said.


The Rt. Hon. Speaker in her response welcomed the Indian envoy to Kampala and warmly recalled the close and historic political ties between Uganda and India.

“We need to enhance cooperation and contact between Members and Staff of the two Parliaments. The Indian Bureau of Parliamentary Studies can also partner with the Institute of Parliamentary Studies of Uganda to build its capacity in conducting trainings,” the Speaker noted.

She expressed gratitude to the Indian government for the vocational training center and food processing plant which, she said will help to empower millions of Ugandans with much needed vocational skills.

A number of bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues of interest to both countries were discussed in the 45-minute meeting.

Dr. Chandra also delivered to the Speaker a letter from Rt. Hon. Sumitra Mahajan, the new Speaker of the Indian Parliament.

He hailed the Parliament of Uganda for preserving its rich historic past following his tour of the Parliament Corridor of honour where portraits of past leaders were displayed.

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