President Museveni Returns from Russia and Serbia with Several Trade Deals Secured


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The President left Uganda on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, for Russia to attend the Second Russia-Africa Summit that ran from July 27–28 in Russia’s city of St. Petersburg.

The President left St. Petersburg on July 29, 2023, and proceeded to the Republic of Serbia for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Serbian counterpart, H.E. Aleksandar Vucic. On Sunday, July 30, 2023, the President held bilateral talks with his host, H.E. Vucic, at the Presidential Palace in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade.

While in Serbia, Uganda and Serbia signed two Memorandum of Understanding aimed at deepening trade and agricultural cooperation between the two countries. The President also launched the Uganda Trade Hub, known as “Uganda Connect,” in Belgrade. The hub is aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between Uganda and Serbia and paving the way for the country’s goods and services in the Balkans region.

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