March 4, 2024

Prime Minister meets Turkish Ambassador on bilateral relations between Uganda and Turkey


Nabbanja with Turksih Ambassador H.E Mehemet Fatih

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Prime Minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja has met the Turkish Ambassador to Uganda H.E Mehemet Fatih who called on her at the office of the Prime minister in Kampala.

Nabbanja and her guest discussed a range of issues aimed at fostering bilateral relations between Uganda and Turkey, especially trade and investment.

Nabbanja told the Ambassador that relations between Uganda and Turkey have been growing since 2010 when Bilateral relations between the two counties were fully activated.

Turkey and Uganda opened diplomatic missions in Kampala and Ankara in 2011 respectively which has led to improved interactions between the two sister countries and Uganda and Türkiye have been enjoying cordial bilateral relations since then.

Nabbanja condoled with the people of Turkey upon the earthquake that hit the country early this year that left many lives lost.

On Monday 6th February 2023, the Republic of Türkiye wasof hit by two consecutive earthquakes claiming several loss of lives (over 45,000) and destruction of billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure.

On his part Ambassador Mehmet Fatih says that Tukey is ready to further improve bilateral relations with Uganda especially in trade, investments, education, health and defence.

Ambassador Fatih condoled with the people of Uganda upon the loss of innocent lives in Kasese district at the hands of suspected ADF rebels.

H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda sent a condolence message to H.E President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the people of the Republic of Türkiye, and the government of Uganda contributed USD 200,000 towards relief efforts for the injured and most vulnerable.

The Government of Uganda should seek to optimize benefits from this mutual cooperation through strategic partnerships and effective execution of projects geared towards accelerating socio-economic transformation in the Country.

In a related development the prime minister earlier in the day met a team from the Muslim Ambassadors of Uganda and discussed ways of skilling the youths.

Haneem Atizoyo, the managing director of the organization briefed the Prime minister on how they intend to skill the youths with support from German.

The prime minister thanked them for the initiative and said that they are complementing government efforts in skilling the youths.


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