Trade talks key as Sudanese leader visits Uganda
Talks about improving the traffic of trade between Khartoum and Kampala will feature prominently as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Uganda on Monday for a two-day official visit.
In the course of his stay in Uganda, President Al-Bashir will hold bilateral talks with his host Yoweri Museveni on a number of issues especially boosting trade ties between the two neighbours.
President Al-Bashir is being accompanied by a strong business delegation comprising different sectors of his country’s economy.
They are seeking opportunities for trade, investment and business partnerships with their Ugandan counterpart.
The highpoint of the visit is a Sudan-Uganda Business Forum to be held on Tuesday.
Sudan buys 20 percent of its coffee from Uganda, a big export market for the product from which about $100 million is earned annually.
Security was tight at Entebbe International airport and surrounding areas as Bashir arrived.
His last visit to Uganda was in May last year to attend President Museveni’s fifth swearing-in ceremony.