President Museveni has flown to Algeria this morning for a three-day state visit at the invitation of Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the President of Algeria
During the state visit,President Museveni will witness the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding between various sectors from the two countries.
The Heads of State will also attend the first ever business forum between Algeria and Uganda in Algiers. Uganda and Algeria enjoy warm and fraternal bilateral relations.
The two countries have strong regional, continental & international cooperation especially through regional and international organizations such as the African Union (AU), the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) and the United Nations,” reads a statement issued by Mr Museveni’s press team on Saturday.
Last year, the president received a Special Envoy from Algeria, Ramtane Lamamra who is also the North African country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs at his country home in Rwakitura and trade between Uganda and Algeria is minimal with the East African country export to Algeria products including cocoa, coffee and tea.
Uganda opened its first ever mission in Algeria in Algeria but even after that, trade between the two countries has not been at its best majorly because of the limited infrastructural connectivity.
On the three day visit, the two countries are expected to further open up their respective countries to ensure more trade.
It is also expected that during the visit, President Museveni will among other makes a strong case for Uganda’s coffee and milk to Algerians.
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