The Minister of Foreign Affairs Gen Jeje Odongo Abubakhar has Sunday morning held talks with the Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu committing to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

The leaders met at the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum which started on March 11 and will be concluded today March 13 in the resort city of Antalya in Turkey.

According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Odongo and Çavuşoğlu also “agreed on measures to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest.”

Uganda and Turkey enjoy warm and cordial bilateral relations. The relations between the two countries, especially in the economic sector, continue to grow steadily with huge potential for expansion to other sectors.

The two countries have registered significant cooperation under the umbrella of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).

Trade between Uganda and Turkey is growing steadily, with the number of business people coming to Turkey increasing each year.

The number of Turkish business people going to Uganda has also increased in the last couple of years. However, the two countries are yet to register substantial levels in the volume of trade realized.

It is hoped that conclusion of key trade agreements will go a long way in stimulating the flow of trade, capital and technology as well as the economic development for both countries.

Antalya Diplomacy Forum is a high-level gathering of professionals who deal with diplomacy such as political leaders, diplomats, opinion makers or academics, thanks to the efforts of Turkish President, Recip Tayyip Erdogan and his skilled team foreign policy team led by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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