President Yoweri Museveni has assured the outgoing Iranian ambassador to Uganda H.E Seyed Morteza Mortazavi of Uganda’s continued cooperation with Iran and said Uganda has an enormous investment potential that can be exploited by Iranian investors.
The President was yesterday meeting Ambassador Mortazavi who paid him a courtesy call. The ambassador has ended his three year tour of duty in
Uganda and Iran enjoy mutual relations which can be traced to 1986. I have made several visits to Iran, an indication that we enjoy good working relations. President Museveni said.
He urged the Iranians to establish manufacturing plants in Uganda like the Chinese have done in Kapeeka to promote businesses focused on availability of markets.
President Museveni also assured ambassador Mortazavi of future cooperation. The ambassador was accompanied by Akbar Khorrami, the Economic attaché at the Embassy of Iran, who appreciated the President and the government of Uganda for the good working relationship and support rendered to him during his tour. He commended President Museveni for his continued role in maintaining peace, security, stability and prosperity of Uganda.
The Ambassador informed the President that during his tenure, he focused on strengthening relations between the two countries by encouraging both political and business delegations from Iran to visit Uganda.
Both Uganda and Iran have many potential areas of cooperation in the areas of energy, oil, machinery, electricity, agriculture, military, defense and science which need to be sufficiently harnessed.