Wednesday, October 25, 2017

@KagutaMuseveni invites #Iran into #Uganda to beg for investments

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Uganda kicked off a business forum in Kampala on Wednesday in the presence of the two countries' foreign ministers.
"Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, we highly regarded Africa; Africa is one of our priorities when it comes to economic cooperation," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, addressing the business forum.
Zarif underlined that Iran and Uganda’s interactions are deeply-rooted, and said, "We are interested in broadening of economic ties with Uganda in various fields.
The Iranian foreign minister also said that his accompanying politico-economic delegation comprises heads of the most important business corporations, representatives of major production and agriculture companies, research institutes, banks, economic foundations, shipping lines and automotive industries who are willing to work with their Ugandan counterparts in various joint projects.
Zarif has traveled to Uganda at the second leg of his three-nation African tour following his visit to South Africa. He will leave Uganda for Niger to conclude his tour.

Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has called on Iranian manufacturers to produce agricultural machinery in the African state and export their products from there.
In a Wednesday meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Kampala, Kutesa said Uganda tries to prepare the grounds for increased presence of Iranian firms in the African state.
“Iranian companies will be able to operate in Uganda in various fields including the production, assembly, and export of agricultural machinery,” he noted.
The Ugandan FM also highlighted the continuation of his country’s positive cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in international bodies.
Zarif, for his part, called for further expansion of bilateral relations and mutual cooperation between the two sides at different levels.
He also referred to the high-ranking delegation accompanying him in his visit to Kampala, and expressed the hope that Iran and Uganda would start their mutual economic cooperation as soon as possible.
Zarif and Kutesa also discussed latest regional and international developments.


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