Tanzania has pledged to buy at least 10,000 tones of Ugandan sugar and an unspecified amount Anti-Retroviral drugs-ARVS from Cipla Uganda.
In a joint communique issued by Uganda’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem and his Tanzanian counterpart, Liberata Mulamula, after a meeting between President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Suluhu Hassan, the two countries agreed to closer economic cooperation.
President Suluhu is in Uganda for a two-day state working visit at the invitation of President Museveni.
The two presidents also noted the growing total trade between Uganda and Tanzania and directed the responsible Ministers to immediately remove any outstanding non-tariff barriers in order to fully harness this trade potential.
Museveni and Suluhu also signed two Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Development of the 400KV Masaka-Mutukula and Kyaka.
On arrival at State House Entebbe yesterday, Suluhu Hassan was treated to a guard of honour and a 21-gun salute.
Later, the two presidents together with their delegations held bilateral talks.END.