Museveni, Algerian Envoy discuss relations

President Yoweri Museveni on Friday morning met and held discussions with H.E Ramtane Lamamra a a Special Envoy from Algeria and also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria.

The meeting which was also attended by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uganda, Hon. John Mulimba, happened at the President’s country home in Rwakitura.

During this meeting, H.E Lamamra had brought a special message and fraternal warm greetings from the President of Algeria, H.E Abdelmadjid Tebboune to President Museveni.

President Museveni and the envoy discussed bilateral cooperation between the two sister countries, Uganda and Algeria in the fields of Trade, Agriculture and Security, among others.

H.E Museveni requested the Algerians to come and invest in Uganda especially in Agricultural value additional.
The President clarified that Uganda produces a lot of agricultural products like maize and milk, and so Algeria should stop importing milk from Europe and buy it from Uganda.
“We have a lot of milk here. Please, come and buy our milk because I am told you import it from Europe. We don’t have any food problem in Uganda. The only problem we have now is fuel prices,” Museveni said.

About the issue of conflicts in some African states, Museveni said that the problem has been over dependence on the outside countries.
“There has been a crisis in Africa and part of the problem was Africans thinking of depending on Europe. The solution is to work together,” he said.

H.E Museveni commended Algeria for being on the right side of the liberation struggle and said they will continue being good allies.

H.E Lamamra said he had brought a special message and fraternal greetings from the Algerian President, H.E Abdelmadjid Tebboune to President Museveni.

He also went ahead and extended an invitation from H.E Tebboune to President Museveni to attend the 60th Independence Anniversary of Algeria slated to take place on July 5, 2022.
“My President is inviting you to the celebration of our 60th Independence Anniversary. Ten African leaders have been invited and, Your Excellency, you are one of them,” he said.

He revealed that Algeria and Uganda need to do more when it comes to cooperation especially in the field of trade.

“We need to do more on bilateral cooperation and increase on trade”.

The Envoy said that a business council has been established to discuss what Uganda can sell to Algeria and what Algeria can sell to Uganda.

The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of Algeria to Uganda H.E Oualid Cherif, and the Ambassador of Uganda to Algeria, H.E Alintuma Nsambu.

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