THE UGANDA EXPO WILL OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO BOTH COUNTRIES TO DERIVE MAXIMUM BENEFITS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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THE UGANDA EXPO WILL OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO BOTH COUNTRIES TO DERIVE MAXIMUM BENEFITS

 

OLIVE Zaitun Kigongo, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (UNCCI) President has advised the Russians to utilize the Expo to identify keys areas of joint venture and cooperation.

Kigongo mentioned this during the Uganda Expo 2019 being held in Moscow from 27th to 1st 2019.

I am very sure this event will offer an opportunity to both countries to derive maximum benefits from the major Trade and Investment priority areas available,” she said.

Kigongo also said, “Its also our expectation that this event will promote Uganda’s products and potential with a bid to increase trade volumes between Uganda and the Russian Federation additional to exposing the beautiful cultural diversity of Uganda to the Russians and vice vasa. Of course not forgetting creation of more serious Trade and Investment linkages between the two sister countries,”

She added that Important to note is that ,there are vast trade opportunities in Uganda in various sectors namely  oil & gas, tourism, agro-processing,minerals,education,medical,construction,irrigation,energy, ICT , to mention but a few.

“On behalf of UNCCI, I therefore reiterate and re-affirm our commitment to work together with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Russian Federation, other Chambers of Commerce and Industry present, Investment Agencies and all other key stakeholders to encourage joint ventures, and collaborations with a view of strengthening backward and forward linkages between our two sister states in the areas of trade and investment,” She said.

Kigongo said we would like to focus on technological transfer to Uganda as one of the focal ally not only in East Africa but the entire Africa. 

“We may wish to remind you that Uganda is centrally located within the East African Community, with good fertile soils, weather, temperatures to mention a few.  All these makes it the best option as a partner of our sisters and brothers of the Federal Republic of Russia in doing business,” she said

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