Thailand, Uganda sign relation deal
Posted Monday, November 19 2012 at 02:00
President Museveni hopes that through increased trade with the Bangkok government, ties between both countries would be strengthened further.
Uganda and Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding in a bid to strengthen bilateral foreign relations.
According to a State House statement yesterday, the signing ceremony took place at the Santi Maitri building (Government House) in Bangkok, Thailand last week.
The State Minister for International Affairs, Mr Okello Oryem, signed on behalf of Uganda while the Thai Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Plodprasop Suraswadi, signed for the Kingdom of Thailand.
During the function, President Museveni thanked the Prime Minister for the warm reception accorded to the Ugandan delegation and appreciated the good relations between both countries.
He was optimistic that with increased trade and business, ties between the two countries would be strengthened further.
In 2001, the then Thailand Prime Minister, Mr Thaskin Shanawatra launched an initiative called “one village, one product” to spur Ugandans to utilise their natural resources to eradicate poverty.
First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni, the Thai Consul in Uganda, Mr James Mulwana, and Uganda’s High Commissioner to New Delhi, Ms Nimisha Madhvani also witnessed the signing.
Meanwhile, Mr Museveni at the weekend returned from a six-day overseas visit in Sri Lanka and Thailand, where among other engagements, he urged the two countries’ entrepreneurs to invest in Uganda to tap into its vast business opportunities.