President Museveni being welcomed by Ms. Rheem Al Hashmy, the UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Development,

President Yoweri Museveni is in the United Arab Emirates Commercial Capital Dubai, for a three-day working visit during which he will attend the 4th Annual Global Business Forum on Africa (AGBF).

President Yowqeri Museveni in Dubai

The President, who is in Dubai at the invitation of the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was received at the Royal VVVIP terminal of AL Amari Airbase, by Ms. Rheem Al Hashmy, the Minister of State for International Cooperation and Development, the Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Majid Saif All Ghurair.

Others at the airbase included Uganda’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Eng. Irene Muloni, Minister for Security Henry Tumukunde, The Minister for Tourism Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Defence and Security Gen. Proscovia Nalweyiso, Uganda’s Ambassador to UAE Nimisha Madhivani, Uganda’s Honorary counsel to Bangladesh, Mr. Hussain Abol  and  Uganda embassy officials among others

The forum, taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai is being held under the general theme, ‘Next Generation Africa’ and speakers include Heads of State, high-ranking officials, Fortune 500 CEOs, alongside other prominent leaders in business and investment from Africa, the Gulf and across the world.

On his part the President will speak at the Heads of State Dialogue, under the theme ‘Next Generation Africa – Realising the Promise of Integration’ and is expected to share lessons on pan-African trade, investment and tourism.  His session will be moderated by Sangu Delle, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Palm Investments, Ghana.

The Chairman Dubai Chamber of Commerce Majid Saif All Ghurair said President Museveni’s presence will be of value for the conference.

He said that the forum will be focusing on the next phase of growth and development with Africa’s most innovative businesses.

“It will explore the potential for leveraging technology to accelerate growth across Africa, discuss the power of the emerging private sector and identify the opportunities for financing and partnering with Africa’s dynamic entrepreneurs. It is also aimed at enhancing relations between Dubai and Africa, assess economic environment as well as share experiences using Dubai as a base,” he said.