In a bid to strengthen Bilateral Cooperation between Uganda and Hungary, the Government of Hungary has pledged a Grant of 16 million Euros to the Government of the Republic of Uganda.
This was announced at a joint press briefing held today by Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda and Peter Szijjarto, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
This grant will finance Development projects focusing in areas of information and technology advancement, enhancement of cyber security, humanitarian support for refugees to mention but a few.
Kutesa, conveyed a message of gratitude on behalf of the Government of Uganda reiterating “this grant is indeed a true manifestation of the excellent cordial relations that exist between Uganda and Hungary.”
He further noted that this will aid in capacity building and promotion of technological advancement in priority areas of Cooperation.
Szijjart reaffirmed the commitment and goodwill of the Government and People of Hungary emphasizing that Uganda is one of its key partners in Development cooperation.
He further mentioned that an addition of 1Million Euros will be advanced in line with promotion of the implementation of these identified projects.
This additional funding is a collaborated effort in partnership with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ).
This working visit of the Foreign Minister follows the recently concluded Official visit of László Kövér, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary who visited Uganda at the invitation of Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Republic of Uganda from 29th February 2019 to 2nd March 2019.
Some of the notable fruitful engagements that took place during this visit and provided opportunities for further cooperation were meetings with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Ruhakana Rugunda, the Prime Minister of the Republic Uganda.