The ambassador of Egypt to Uganda, Ahmed Abdel Aziz Mostafa, last week used his national day celebration to underline his country’s determination to control its fate.
Speaking at an event hosted at his residence in Kololo on Wednesday evening, Ahmed praised both the 1952 and the 2013 revolutions, which overthrew authoritarian rulers.
“The third and final reason (to celebrate) is celebrating the second successful achievement of the Egyptian road map. After achieving the adequate changes in the newly-drafted constitution, the presidential elections successfully took place with an overwhelming victory for President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as Egypt’s eighth president,” Ahmed said.
The minister of state for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities, Suleiman Madada, who represented the Uganda government, commended Egypt for its commitment towards Africa’s peace and prosperity.
Madada, however, lamented that the level of Uganda’s exports to Egypt was still too low. He remained optimistic that the inauguration of the Joint Trade Committee, the conclusion of a Cooperation agreement on Nile basin, efforts to encourage mutually-beneficial joint venture agreements and initiatives such as COMESA-EAC tripartite agreement, among others, would boost Uganda’s exports to Egypt.
Source : The Observer