VP, Sekandi at function

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi has said that Uganda is blessed by having an envoy from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who mixes with the locals in the countryside despite his diplomatic status.

Sekandi added that Uganda enjoys unique bilateral relations in areas of trade with UAE.

The Vice President made the remarks during the 48th independence anniversary commemorations of UAE at the Serena Kampala hotel.

The seven Emirates that comprise UAE are; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Quwain – they maintain a large degree of independence.

The UAE is governed by a Supreme Council of Rulers made up of the seven emirs, who appoint the prime minister and the cabinet.

They came together on 2 December 1971 except Ras Al Khaimah that joined on 2nd February 1972.