Museveni dispatched a team of officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry
on Tuesday to make use of the stop over by his Guinea Bissau counterpart,
Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo to discuss trade relations between Uganda
and the West African nation.
Embalo made a stopover at Entebbe International Airport with
a delegation of Foreign Affairs officials from his country to fuel his plane on
his way from Turkey to South Africa.
The Guinean government notified Uganda
about the planned stopover on Monday morning. Embalo’s Presidential jet touched down at Entebbe International
Airport at 5.00pm.
President Museveni dispatched a team comprising of
the International Affairs State Minister, Henry Okello Oryem and National
Resistance Movement-NRM Vice Chairperson for Eastern Region, Mike Mukula
for diplomatic negotiations.
The team met President’s Embalo’s entourage in the VIP lounge
and discussed among other things fish trade, agriculture and the African Union
Embalo told URN that
Uganda and Guinea Bissau share similar potentials in the oil
and agricultural sector, saying they need to benchmark from Uganda on
how to manage their oil resource.
Oryem said the President also shared ideas on
how Uganda can improve fish trade especially with its main natural
resource Lake Victoria.
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Embalo also is scheduled to meet president, Museveni on
the sidelines of the AU summit to share more ideas how to improve trade
between the two countries.
Mike Mukula said Uganda plans to send a team of investors to
Guinea Bissau to identify business opportunities and earmark markets for
He noted that Africa being the second largest
continent in the world with a growing population, there is need to boost
intra trade within the continent since the available population can
readily buy all products made on the black continent.