President Museveni yesterday met a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations, led by Malcolm Hoenlein, in a strategic meeting to bridge international ties with the Jews.
After a closed door meeting, Okello Oryem, the minister of state for Foreign Affairs intimated that the meeting was meant to open up opportunities for Jewish community in Uganda amidst a bad picture painted about the country by the western media.
He revealed that with the Jews setting foot in Uganda, government will now plan to establish an embassy in Israel.
“There are plans to open an embassy in Israel but that is not a priority at the moment,” he said.
Malcolm Hoenlein, who led the Jewish delegation said they had discussed areas where they can invest in Uganda.
“There is everything from tourism, investment, manufacturing. We have a delegation of people from various areas hoping to strengthen international ties,” Hoenlein said.
Hoenlein was hopeful that meetings such as this would help front the two states solution agenda could also get backing from Uganda
The two state solution seeks to create an independent Israel and Palestine, living side by side.
It is believed to be the best approach to resolving the long standing conflict between Israeli and Palestine.