Robinah Nabbanja, Prime Minister of Uganda, lauded the UAE’s global leadership and competitiveness, as well as its experience in modernising government action and its keenness to share its expertise with other governments.

She made this statement during a meeting with a UAE Government delegation at the “Trade and Exports Competitiveness Forum” held in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting their bilateral cooperation in various areas of government action.

The Emirati delegation included Abdullah Nasser Lootah, Assistant Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Competitiveness and Knowledge Exchange and Chairman of the Competitiveness Council, Abdullah Hassan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Uganda, and Manal bin Salem, Head of the Government Knowledge Exchange Programme.

On the sidelines of the forum, the UAE Government delegation held a series of bilateral meetings with Ugandan government ministers and officials, including the ministers of agriculture, livestock and fisheries and interior, as well as representatives of the aviation sector.

During the meetings, the Emirati delegation spoke about the country’s experience in government management and modernising government work. It also discussed the cooperation between the UAE and Uganda in areas such as digital security and food safety and ways of benefitting from the UAE’s successful expertise in the aviation sector.

The meetings also addressed the objectives of the Government Experience Exchange Programme and its main achievements since its launch in 2018, which include establishing strategic partnerships and bilateral cooperation agreements in government modernisation with 29 countries in five continents.