President Yoweri Museveni has received credentials of 8 newly appointed envoys to Uganda at separate ceremonies that took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe.
The envoys are from Egypt, Sudan, Vietnam, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Finland, Mauritius and Israel.
Mr. Museveni warmly welcomed them to Uganda saying that the country has a lot to share in common with each of their countries in economic terms as well as other sectors of development.
The President told the new Egyptian Ambassador, H.E. Mohamed Tarek Abdel Ghany Sallam, that the Government of Uganda will coordinate the necessary steps to ensure that the Egyptian business community come and invest in the country by taking advantage of the potential that Uganda has in water resources and electricity.
He encouraged Egyptian entrepreneurs to embrace tea and coffee processing activities in Uganda noting that Egypt is known as one of the major consumers of both beverages especially during the winter season.
H.E Mohamed Tarek Abdel Ghany Sallam pledged to further strengthen the cooperation between his country and Uganda.
Receiving the credentials of the new Sudanese Ambassador, H.E. Bukhari Ghanim Mohamed Afandi, President Museveni welcomed him to Uganda.
The new envoy on his part thanked President Museveni for the good political relationship between the two countries.
He assured the President that he will spare no effort in ensuring the building of a strong economic relationship between Uganda and Sudan.
President Museveni called for the strengthening of cooperative collaboration between Uganda and Finland as he received the credentials of the new Finnish envoy, Tarja Fernandez.
President Museveni appreciated the growing economy of Mauritius as he received the credentials of new High Commissioner Mr. Dharmras Busgeeth.
The President asked the new envoy to woo entrepreneurs from Mauritius to come and invest in Uganda, especially in the agricultural sector, to grow cotton as Uganda is targeting the production of one million bales of cotton to feed the growing textiles sector for the domestic and export markets.