Mohamed Khelif, Algeria’s Ambassador to Uganda, has informed President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni that his country is in the advanced stages of importing milk from Uganda.
He made these remarks while President Museveni received credentials from seven ambassadors and high commissioners newly accredited to Uganda. The ambassadors presented their credentials on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at State House Entebbe.
In his speech, the President welcomed the ambassadors to Uganda and assured them of the government’s commitment to work with them to strengthen the cordial relationship among the countries.
The president stated that he is looking forward to welcoming their presidents, especially those coming for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit scheduled for January 2024.
During the meeting, Khelif, Algeria’s ambassador to Uganda, informed President Museveni that his country is in the advanced stages of importing high-quality milk from Uganda.
This follows the president’s remarks as he met a delegation from Algeria headed by their Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Hon. Tayeb Zitouni, at the State Lodge-Nakasero on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
The president reassured Algerian investors that Uganda is ready to cooperate with them in boosting trade and investment between the two countries, asserting that Uganda has the capacity to produce any amount of milk required by Algeria.
Hon. Zitouni then informed President Museveni that Algeria imports milk from other countries worth 700 million US dollars, and their hope was to channel that money to Uganda because of its quality fresh milk.
Mathews Jere, Ambassador for Zambia to Uganda, delivered warm greetings from his president and promised to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
The seven ambassadors include Mohamed Khelif of Algeria, Simone Knapp of Austria, Pavel Vziatkin of Belarus, Mathews Jere of Zambia, Nayef Hapes Al-Otaibi of Kuwait, Tareque Muhammed of Bangladesh, and Andrew Onalenna of Botswana.
The ambassadors promised to work with Uganda based on mutual respect and cooperation.