The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, will host his counterpart, Sayyid Ebrahim Rasolsadati, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on a 2-day State Visit.
The State Visit has been confirmed by Faruk Kirunda, the Deputy Presidential Press Secretary, who said that the visit is to start on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, and conclude on Thursday, July 13, 2023.
He revealed that on the first day, the two leaders will hold bilateral talks at State House, Entebbe, and have a live televised address at 11 a.m.
“In the afternoon, the Head of State will address a business forum at Al-Mustafa University, Kyengera,” Kirunda revealed.
Kirunda noted that the visit by the Iranian leader is aimed at strengthening cooperation and Trade between the two sister countries.
President Museveni last year, while meeting Dr. Mahdi Safari, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, at State House Entebbe, expressed the country’s readiness to receive the president of Iran and strengthen bilateral relations.
After taking office in August 2021, President Sayyid Ebrahim adopted a new foreign policy oriented towards neighbours, Muslim states, Asian countries, and the members of the Non-Aligned Movement.
He is expected to visit Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe with the purpose of diversifying Iran’s export markets and promoting trade cooperation with the foreign countries.
In his comments in January 2022, he denounced the objectives and interests that the West pursues in Africa, expressing Iran’s support for the African Nations’ independence, development, and welfare.
“Iran seeks to enhance relations with African countries in all fields,” Rasolsadati commented in January 2022, as quoted by Nournews, an Iran news website.