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Uganda stresses enhancing ties with Iran

Tehran, Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa underlined his country's determination to foster relations with Iran.

Speaking in a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Uganda Morteza Mortazavi, Kutesa welcomed maintaining cooperation with the Iranian companies to participate in Uganda's economic development plans.

Uganda has made efforts to pave the grounds for attracting foreign investments, he said while inviting the Iranian companies to participate in Uganda's projects to establish cooperation.

Rejecting the unilateral approach adopted by some countries, Kutesa said Uganda is an independent country and does not consider itself obliged to follow pressuring to stop working with Iran.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he emphasized Uganda's determination for reinforcing cooperation with Iran in regional and international organizations.

Expressing happiness for his Iranian counterpart's invitation, he said he will visit Iran within months.

Meanwhile, Mortazavi reviewed bilateral, regional and international cooperation, and underlined the importance of facilitating removing bottlenecks.

He emphasized making attempts to implement MoUs signed between the two countries.

Iranian diplomat also highlighted taking advantage of valuable experiences of Iran's knowledgebased companies.

Earlier, Ugandan Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Elioda Tumwesigye in a meeting with Iranian VicePresident for Scientific and Technological Affairs Sorena Sattari urged more cooperation between Tehran and Kampala on scientific areas.

Noting that Uganda wants more active presence of Iranian sciencebased companies in the country, the Ugandan minister said that his government is ready to make the necessary preparations for the presence of Iranian companies and joint manufacturing of sciencebased products.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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