In continuation of his regional trip to Africa, the President was officially welcomed by the President of this country, Yoweri Musoni, in his first trip to Uganda.
The head of the 13th government, continuing his regional trip to three African countries, left for Uganda yesterday afternoon. During this trip, four documents of cooperation between Iran and Uganda were signed and Iran’s innovation and technology office was opened in this country.
Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who is on his way to Africa for a regional trip, arrived in Uganda at noon on Wednesday, July 21 after leaving Kenya. And he was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda at Entebbe Airport in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
At the beginning of this trip, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran was officially welcomed by his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Musoni, at the Ugandan Presidential Palace in Kampala. In the official welcome ceremony, after the national anthems of the two countries were played and the ceremonial unit was seen, the presidents of Iran and Uganda introduced the members of the high-ranking delegations to each other. After that, the presidents of Iran and Uganda had a private meeting and a conversation, and Raisi signed the Ugandan presidential memorial office.
The meeting of the high-ranking delegations of Iran and Uganda, chaired by the presidents of the two countries, was the goal of this trip. In this meeting, Raisi mentioned the start of work of Iran’s innovation and technology office in Uganda and the very good capacities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially in the fields of medicine, science and technology, agriculture, on the readiness of our country to transfer its experiences in these fields. Moreover, he emphasized about the development of commercial and economic cooperation with Uganda.
The President of Uganda, while expressing his satisfaction with the visit of the Islamic President of Iran during the meeting, emphasized his country’s interest in promoting economic cooperation with Iran in various fields.
In this meeting, the high-ranking officials of Iran and Uganda signed four cooperation documents in the presence of the presidents of the two countries. Visa waiver, agricultural cooperation, establishment of a joint permanent commission and a joint statement were the four cooperation documents between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Uganda that were signed by Raisi and Musoni.
Following the plans of this trip, the head of the 13th government visited Iran’s extraterritorial cultivation farm in Uganda. During this visit, Raisi was briefed on the measures taken in the field of agricultural cooperation and extraterritorial cultivation in Uganda with the explanations of the CEO of Iran’s Agriculture and Industries Group in Uganda.
The head of the executive branch also visited the exhibition of agricultural products of Iranian knowledge-based companies in Uganda and planted a seedling to mark the official start of extraterritorial cultivation of the Islamic Republic of Iran in this country.
After that, Iran’s innovation and technology office was opened in Uganda with the presence of Raisi and the 13th head of state visited this office. This office is the center and exhibition of Iranian knowledge-based products in Uganda in various fields of food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, livestock and poultry vaccines, herbal medicines, food supplements and agricultural drones. The purpose of establishing this office is to create new export markets and to introduce knowledge-based products to African markets, as well as to create an environment for the development of joint cooperation, especially in East Africa. The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran left for Zimbabwe after his trip to Uganda.