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Uganda and Israel Commit To Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Sunday, 2nd February 2020

At the invitation of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI, the President of the Republic of Uganda, the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, H.E. Benjamin NETANYAHU and his wife Sara Netanyahu paid an official state visit to Uganda.

The Prime Minister and his wife was received at the Entebbe International Airport by Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Hon. Henry Okello Oryem, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Co-operation and other Senior Government Officials.

The Official visit, aimed at further strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation between Uganda and Israel, the two Heads of State held substantive and fruitful discussions on issues of mutual interest at Bilateral, Regional and International levels. The two leaders deliberated ways to further strengthen the excellent cooperation that exists between the two countries.

Desirous of further consolidating and elevating the status of bilateral relations between the two countries, the two leaders discussed the possibilities of establishing fully pledged Embassies in both countries noting that this would affirm representation of the National interests of Uganda and Israel.

The two leaders, while noting that terrorism continued to pose a serious threat to the peace and stability in the region, and on the continent agreed to broaden the two countries' counterterrorism partnership, including in new areas such as cyber security, the financing of terrorism and stemming radicalization

H.E. Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed his deep appreciation, and that of his delegation, for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation and expressed optimism on the outcomes of this Meeting.
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