President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday received a special message from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
The special message was delivered to President Museveni at State House Entebbe by the Emir’s special envoy who is also the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi.
During the meeting, President Museveni hailed the existing bilateral relationship between Uganda and Qatar which he said has great potential, especially in the areas of trade and investment.
The President briefed his guest about the security situation in the Great Lakes Region and welcomed the proposals by Qatar on how to end the conflicts in the region which he said should supplement the already existing interventions by the East African member states which are led by Chairman of the EAC and the former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as a mediator and Guarantor.
Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz said that Emir and the entire government of Qatar appreciate the role of President Museveni and the Ugandan government in ensuring peace and stability in the region.
The meeting was also attended by Defense Minister Hon. Vicent Sempijja, Security Minister Hon. Jim Muhwezi and Former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.