Uganda, Qatar Strengthen Business Ties

buy more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>This was revealed during a meeting between Qatar State Minister for Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Mohammed AlAttiyah and Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister, cure Sam Kutesa at a meeting in Kampala on Tuesday.

The duo held a joint Press briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kampala.

Hon Kutesa welcomed his colleague and his delegation to Uganda, saying they held a fruitful meeting, during which they discussed issues of bilateral, regional and international interest to both countries.

He said that they agreed to enhance their cooperation on international issues of interest to both countries, especially as both Members of the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

He also observed that Qatar has played an important role in matters of regional peace and security, especially the Darfur Peace Process.


As a Member of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, Uganda supports Qatar’s efforts in this regard, and will play a positive role towards finding peace in the entire region.

At a bilateral level, Hon. Kutesa welcomed the contribution Qatar is making in facilitating tourism and trade in Uganda, through daily flights to Entebbe by Qatar Airways.

He requested his colleague to inform the people of Qatar of the huge investment potential in Uganda which Qatari companies and businessmen can exploit, especially in the areas of agriculture and agro-processing; and energy and infrastructure development.

On his part, Khalid bin Mohammed AlAttiyah said that following the election of Hon Kutesa as President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, he sent his congratulation to him and hailed Uganda on this achievement, and pledged Qatar’s support during Uganda’s Presidency, especially in making progress on the priority issues.

Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed hailed the good relationship between Uganda and Qatar.

While complementing the words of Hon. Kutesa, Dr. Khalid said that in addition to the sectors that had been mentioned, Qatar is interested in the financial and agricultural sectors and promised to woo Qatar prospective investors to Uganda.

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