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Uganda Considers Road Transport Route to Ethiopia

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According to a communiqu issued by the office of the President this afternoon, the two leaders noted the existing bonds of friendship and cooperation between Uganda and Ethiopia and agreed to concretize cooperation in priority sectors energy, trade, agriculture, transport, tourism and culture. Audio is only available to paying subscribers.

Uganda is considering a road transport route linking North-eastern Uganda to Southern Ethiopia, through Northern Kenya. The idea was part of a discussion between Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni and Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali.

Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali is in Uganda on a two-day State Visit, which will end with the bestowment of the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa, Grand Master Medal in recognition of his distinguished service to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the African continent.

The medal will be awarded as part of this year’s Heroes Day celebrations to be held in Kakumiro district on Saturday. According to a communique issued by the office of the President this afternoon, the two leaders noted the existing bonds of friendship and cooperation between Uganda and Ethiopia and agreed to concretize cooperation in priority sectors energy, trade, agriculture, transport, tourism and culture. They also stressed the need to increase the volume of bilateral trade between the two countries by bringing together the respective private sectors to identify opportunities for trade and investment.

During the same meeting, the two leaders discussed the situation in South Sudan and called upon all parties to the conflict to renounce violence and armed rebellion, and redouble efforts to find a peaceful political solution through dialogue under the IGAD-led High-Level Revitalization Forum.



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