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

A team of sixty business executives from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in the country to attend the UAE-Uganda Trade and Investment
Conference being held at the Sheraton Hotel.
President Yoweri Museveni, who recently visited the Middle East to woo investors that can help grow Uganda’s economy and provide jobs is expected to grace the event.

Key guests at the event that follows the recently-concluded EIM Bank Regional Conclave on India and East Africa that was also attended by Museveni are Abdullah Sultan Al Owais , Chairman, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Mohammed Al Takawi , UAE Ambassador to Uganda, Ahmed Fahed Al-Menhali from –Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Mashary Al-Khyyat – Saudi Exports Development Authority.

Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Chairperson Barbara Mulwana and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) Executive Director Jolly Kamuhangire are lined up, among other local officials, to address the participants at the one-day event.

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Meanwhile, Daniel Birungi, the UMA Executive Director, has said the UAE delegates are in the country to seek business opportunities, investment partnerships and identify of distributors among others.

The delegation comprises officials from companies in sectors such as agriculture, automotive products, packaging, construction, industrial supplies, oil and gas, lubricants, electricals, medical equipment, energy, solar, pharmaceuticals, tours and travel real estate and telecommunications, and Mr. Birungi urged local companies to attend the event.

“Your participation in these B2B meetings with these delegates could result in a meaningful business partnership, identification of a better raw material supplier, a new product or new technology acquisition opportunity for your company,” Mr. Birungi said.

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