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Museveni: India Should Open Market For Uganda Products

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The President was on Wednesday meeting the Indian Minister for external affairs Hon. Salman Khurshi who paid a courtesy call on him at Entebbe State House.

The Indian Minister who is in Uganda for a conference of all their ambassadors currently taking place in Uganda was accompanied by the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda S.N. Ray, the Director General for Africa Affairs Ravi Bangar, the Vice Minister Sudhir Vyas and the Director General in the Foreign Office Sanjay Sudhir.

The Meeting was also attended by Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa and the Uganda High Commissioner to India Nimisha Madhivani.


The President said Uganda has a deficit in infrastructure and urged India for support in infrastructure development to boost economic development especially in the areas of electricity, roads, railway and agriculture machinery.

The President commended India for their interest in supporting the Uganda government in the construction of Isimba power dam.

He called for the private sector in India to invest in agriculture machinery for hire in Uganda where farmers can hire the machinery to make farming easier and to engage in agro processing.

On the issue of supporting Indians bid for a seat on the Un security council, the President said Uganda would support India’s candidacy adding however the India want to be members without a veto.

“Africa’s view is that every member must have a veto or all members should have no veto. There is no reason why the UK, France etc should have vetoes but not India,” he said.

The President called on India to support Uganda develop its technical capacity in defense, saying that the UPDF which is now involved in Rail construction needs more trained staff. He also said India was free to bid for oil exploration competitively in the new blocks.

Minister Salman Khurshi said his government is seeking reflections on how they can strengthen their relationship with Uganda and hailed the President for maintain peace. He said his country would send experts as soon as possible to assess needs for the construction of Isimba power project as a priority.

He hailed President Museveni for his generous support to the Indian community in Uganda.

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