Uganda is strengthening ties with Mauritius, a fast-growing and technologically advanced island nation based in the Indian Ocean.
The World Economic Forum recently identified Mauritius as the third best country when it comes to telecom and internet connectivity costs in its Global Information Technology Report.
ICT sector is viewed as one of the most dynamic sectors in the world, constituting a powerful tool to open up new prospects for sustainable development.
ChimpReports understands Uganda’s Minister for State for Foreign Affairs ( International Cooperation) Hon. Okello Oryem, earlier this week met with D Busgeeth, the High Commissioner of Mauritius to Uganda, resident in Addis- Ababa Ethiopia.
The Meeting took place at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala.
Busgeeth called on the Minister to discuss matters of Bilateral and International concern that are of mutual benefit to both Uganda and Mauritius, according to a statement from Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Hon. Oryem, welcomed the High Commissioner to Uganda and commended the good working relations between both countries.
The Minister further reitarated that these relations are firmly rooted in history and based on common values which is the mainspring for advancing the two countries’ shared strategic objectives and achieving peace, prosperity and progress for the people of both countries.
Busgeeth agreed that Mauritius and Uganda enjoy warm cordial relations that continue to grow from strength to strength.
The meeting discussed and reviewed areas of further cooperation including signing of a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement, cooperation in the field of ICT, Education and research, trade and investments.
It’s understood Mauritius will soon be sending delegations to Uganda to explore opportunities for business partnerships.
Officials said Uganda Airlines could soon start direct flights to Mauritius, a vital destination for holiday makers and business persons.
In attendance was Amb. Richard Kabonero, Uganda’s High Commissioner to the United Republic of Tanzania, the newly appointed Honorary Consul to Mauritius, Mr. Amos Nzeyi as well as officials from the line Department.
Later in the day, a ceremony was held in Kololo to officially open up the Office of the Consulate of Mauritius in Uganda.
This was graced by Hon. Okello Oryem, Amb. Charles Ssentongo the Chief of Protocol, Members of the Diplomatic Corp and Government officials.