Burkina Faso President Rock Marc Christian Kabore has called for closer bilateral cooperation between his country and Uganda.
President Kabore made the remarks while receiving letters of credence accrediting Nelson Ocheger as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uganda to Burkina Faso.
During the ceremony which took place at the Presidential Palace in the Burkinabe Capital, Ouagadougou, President Kabore highlighted, among others, human capacity building, trade, and agriculture as areas where the two countries could cooperate for their mutual benefit. He called for a legal framework to facilitate the cooperation.
He said that while the African Union has laid a foundation for integration of the African continent, not much progress has been made, yet integration has the potential to improve the welfare of the African people.
Amb. Nelson Ocheger on his part appreciated the President’s commitment to closer cooperation with Uganda. He said there was the need for collaboration in the areas of defense and security since the later have a strong bearing in the economic growth and development of the two countries.
The new Ugandan envoy reiterated Uganda’s determination to fight terrorism in all its forms and called for more cooperation in this endeavor.
President Kabore agreed that security is an area where Uganda and Burkina Faso can cooperate and share experience since Uganda was previously faced with the problem of terrorism but had successfully tackled it.
The meeting was attended by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry and Ms. Hajarah Kalinaki, the Second Secretary at the Uganda High Commission.