President calls for Stronger Economic cooperation with Russia

Saturday, September 4, 2021

STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE:  President Museveni has called for stronger joint economic cooperation with Russia and said the two countries are cooperating well on matters of defence and security.

The President was yesterday meeting Russia’s Ambassador to Uganda H.E Alexander Dmitrievich Polyakov who paid a courtesy call on him at State House Entebbe.

Ambassador Alexander Dmitrievich Polyakov is leaving after 5 five years of a successful tour of duty in Uganda.

“We need to cooperate more especially on the issue of vaccines for humans and livestock, space technology and modern agro production technologies for a vibrant agro-industrial sector. I wish you well in your next endeavours,” he said.

Ambassador Dmitrievich Polyakov said that Russia and Uganda have special bilateral relationship which he is happy to have been part of. 

“Russia is ready to help Uganda whenever necessary. I am leaving Uganda with tears in my eyes because Ugandans are a loving people with good hospitality, ever-smiling with beautiful heart,” he said.

The two countries have a strong and promising bilateral cooperation in various areas including construction, information and communication technologies and cybersecurity, modern agro- production, medicine, pharmaceutics, telecommunications, geologic exploration and power generation.

The meeting was attended by Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gen. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, the State Minister Okello Oryem and Ambassador Arthur Kafeero from Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.