Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, will pay a State Visit to Uganda from November 9-11, 2017.
During the visit, Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Magufuli will commission of a One Stop Border Post at Mutukula, lay a cross-border mark-stone at Luzinga Village for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline and address a rally in Kyotera.
The key bilateral issues for consideration during the visit will include cooperation in the transport sector, power projects and Uganda-Tanzania cross border issues. A number of MOUs on cooperation in various fields are also expected to be signed.
The two leaders are also expected to hold a press conference in Masaka on Friday November 10, while the second foundation stone for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline will be laid on November 11, 2017 in Hoima.
President Magufuli’s visit comes at a time when the two countries have stepped up bilateral cooperation in a number of sectors. The 1st Tanzania-Uganda Permanent Joint Commission was held on April 3-5, 2017 in Arusha during which both countries agreed on a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and other cooperation frameworks. On July 29, 2017 a Ministerial Session was held in Bukoba on cross-border issues.
The visit is President Magufuli’s second to Uganda, the first being at the swearing-in ceremony of President Museveni in May 2016.
Previously, President Museveni paid a state visit to Tanzania from February 25-26, 2017 and on August 05, 2017, together with President Magufuli, laid the first foundation stone in Tanga for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline.