Egyptian- Ugandan summit between Mubarak and Museveni
Egypt-Uganda, Politics, 5/31/2002
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held a session of talks yesterday with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni dealing with bilateral relations, developments of the situation in the Middle East, regional and international issues and ways of bolstering economic and commercial cooperation in the framework of COMESA.
Speaking after the meeting, Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher said the two sides discussed promoting cooperation in the political and trade fields, situation in Africa and the declaration of the African Union, scheduled in Durban in July. He added that the two leaders also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East region.
Maher said there is a trade exchange between the two countries as part of COMESA, expressing Uganda's readiness to export corn.
The Ugandan President arrived in Cairo yesterday leading a high-level delegation of politicians and economists on a three-day visit to Egypt.
Museveni's visit to Egypt will include other political meetings between officials on both sides at various levels to tackle issues pertaining to cooperation within the framework of the COMESA and intensive meetings between Egyptian and Ugandan businessmen.
President Museveni will deliver a lecture Thursday at the Cairo University's Research and African Studies Centre and visit a number of projects and factories.
President Mubarak yesterday hosted a lunch banquet in honour of the Ugandan President.
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