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Nigeria and Uganda to establish Business Forum

Monday, 28th October 2019
Amb. Mustapha Sulaiman (third from the right) and Amb. Nelson Ocheger poses for a group photograph after the meeting.
H.E. Ambassador Nelson Ocheger has paid a courtesy call on the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Amb. Mustapha L. Sulaiman to kick start preparations for the establishment of Uganda-Nigeria Business Forum and reactivate the bilateral agreements that exist between the two countries.

The two principals agreed to hold the second session of the Nigeria-Uganda Joint Permanent Commission during the first half of 2020 in Kampala and also discussed issues aimed at strengthening the cordial relations that have existed since the 1960's.

With agreements between the two countries in Investment Promotion and Protection, Bilateral Air Services, Economic Scientific and technical cooperation, and Trade among others, the Permanent Secretary was informed that Uganda Airlines had returned to the skies and will be launching new routes in phases.

To this end, Amb. Mustapha L. Sulaiman advised that the Airline launches routes to Nigeria and take advantage of its huge market in the aviation sector since the country is Africa's biggest economy, with the biggest population and a huge Diaspora. 

Amb. Ocheger thanked the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the continued Technical Assistance to the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by supporting the education sector and offering  capacity building in different sectors.

The meeting, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters, was attended by among others, Ferdinand Nwonye, the Ministry's Spokesperson and Solomon Kasasira, the Third Secretary at the Uganda High Commission in Abuja.