Uganda, Hungary to sign MOU to boost agriculture

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Uganda and Hungary are set to sign a memorandum of understanding that will foster cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural sector.

This was announced at the end of the two-day official visit by Istvan Nagy, the Minister of Agriculture of Hungary in Uganda.

Istvan was accompanied by Zsolt Mezaros, the Ambassador of Hungary to Kenya accredited to Uganda.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, the Hungarian minister was received by Amb. Elly Kamahungye, the Director International Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ms. Jessica Namuddu, the Consular Officer at the Uganda Embassy Berlin.

Istvan held meetings with Bright Rwamirama, Minister of State for Animal Industry at Cotton House Kampala as well as Prof. Dr. Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya, Vice Chancellor, Kyambogo University in the VC’s boardroom.

Istvan Nagy poses for a photo with Minister Bright Rwamirama.

The meetings were attended by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and the Kyambogo University staff.

During the meetings, matters of mutual interest were discussed which included reviewing the possible cooperation in the proposed areas in knowledge transfer, trainings and scholarships in the agriculture sector as well as other investment programs.

“It was agreed that a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of agriculture which will cover all possible areas of cooperation, and this will be drafted by the Hungarian government to be shared with the Ugandan government for their input. A business delegation will be arranged between the two governments at a later time,” Jessica Namuddu, the Consular officer at the Ugandan Embassy in Berline said.

“The idea of value addition on agricultural products, machinery and fertilizers was also discussed and the long outstanding aquaculture centre that was proposed to be put up in Soroti will be implemented,” she added.

 

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