President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the political relationships between Uganda and Turkey and called for Turkish investors to exploit the opportunities in infrastructure development in Uganda, power and roads with tolls.
“Our political relations are very good. Our army has been active in Somalia and Turkey has joined the efforts there in helping improve the social and economic side of the situation in Somalia. We were also in London for the Somalia Conference while TUSKON is helping build a hospital in Jinja for our people,” he said.
The President was today meeting a delegation of Turkish Investors and their Uganda business partners at State House in Entebbe. The delegation was led by Uganda’s Honorary Counsel to Turkey Mustafa Gunay and included Bilal Akoc, Timur Tegdemir, Ejder Kilig, Lokman Cinar and Burak Aray. The Uganda delegation was led by Kintu Moses Nyonyintono. The meeting was attended by the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Asuman Kiyiingi.
The President described the Turkey-Africa policy as good and said Turkey was reemerging as a modern country whose interests in Africa were welcome.
He commended the Turkish government for the Turkish Airline that has eased communication between the two countries and for investing in Education in Uganda.
He called on the Turkish investors to explore other areas including Tourism through hotel and catering training schools.
Ambassador Gunay said they are working with the Uganda business community to promote business relations between the two countries.