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IN PHOTOS: Museveni Sees off Bashir

 President Yoweri Museveni has Tuesday evening bid farewell to his Sudan counterpart Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir at Entebbe International Airport.

Bashir was concluding his 2-day state visit to Uganda.

During the visit, the two leaders held talks on a number of topics, and assured each other strengthening trade and security relations.

President Yoweri Museveni shares a light moment with President Al-Bashir of Sudan while seeing him off at Entebbe International Airport. Al-Bashir has concluded his two day state visit in Uganda. Nov 14, 2017. PPU

Among other things, the Heads of State today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Higher Education between the two countries.

They directed their respective Ministers to fast track implementation of all decisions agreed upon and conclude all pending Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the areas of agriculture, sports and youth as well as security before the next JMC to be hosted by Uganda by March 2018.

The two leaders noted the ongoing collaboration between the respective Standards Agencies with regard to quality assurance of coffee exports and stressed the need for value addition.

Sudan imports 20 percent of Uganda coffee and is the single biggest export market for the product from which about US $ 100 million is earned.

Museveni and Bashir also welcomed the designation of TARCO Airlines to start direct flights between Khartoum and Entebbe which they said would “greatly improve connectivity between the two countries and promote trade, tourism and investment.”

The Sudanese leader made the visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni.

Earlier today, Museveni drove Bahir as around his Kisozi farm in Gomba district.

Others at the airport to bid farewell to President al Bashir included State Minister for International Affairs, Hon. Okello Oryem, the Head of Public Service, Mr. John Mitala, senior Uganda and Sudan government officials, among others.  

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