Cairo – Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry will hold discussions in Uganda on Tuesday, during a visit aimed at boosting cooperation with Nile Basin countries, according to a ministry statement.
The foreign ministry’s spokesperson, Ahmed Abou Zeid, said that Shoukry would deliver a letter from Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to his counterpart Yoweri Museveni, regarding cooperation in water-security issues and the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).
Abou Zeid added that the visit would also involve discussions on bilateral relations and development cooperation.
He also said that Shoukry and his Ugandan counterpart would tackle the progress of the bilateral cooperation program between the two African countries, as well as the projects implemented by the Egyptian Partnership Agency for Development (EAPD) in Uganda.
Shoukry’s visit falls within efforts to consolidate ties between the two countries, and to support cooperation on the security and military levels, as well as joint efforts to fight terrorism.
The visit also aims to encourage businessmen in both Egypt and Uganda to increase joint investment projects.
Shoukry and Museveni are expected to exchange views on regional developments, in particular the situation in South Sudan.