Ugandan ambassador His Excellency Johnson Agara Olwa met the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan, 22 March 2018.
Ambassador Olwa met Hon. Albert Karimov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan as he concluded his two day working visit in Kazan, Tatarstan.
The two day visit was organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan at the request of the Embassy of Uganda in Moscow.
The purpose of the visit was to pay a courtesy call to the government of Tatarstan and the leadership of Kazan City following the invitation extended by the leadership of Kazan to the government of Uganda to participate in the Kazan Investment Forum scheduled to take place in May 2018.
The issues discussed were of mutual interest in the areas of Trade, Investment, Education, Culture and tourism cooperation.
Ambassador Olwa met with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kazan on the 21st March 2018 and among the issues discussed were the prospects of doing business between Tatarstan and Uganda.
It was agreed that a working visit be arranged for the Uganda delegation of business people and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uganda to visit Kazan to further discussions on business.
The Ambassador also had meetings with the Investment Development Agency of Tatarstan, met the Mayorality of Kazan, visited the Kremlin of Kazan, met officials of Technopark in the sphere of high technologies “IT Park”, visited the city of Innopolis which is a new IT city (3 years old), visited the university of Innopolis and the Federal University of Kazan.
All the institutions visited were open to collaboration, cooperation and to build partnerships with Uganda in the areas of Trade, Investment, Tourism, Culture and Education.
The Embassy of Uganda in Moscow will follow up and the issues discussed and will work with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that the cooperation between Uganda and Tatarstan is strengthened further.