President Kabore calls for closer cooperation with Uganda

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President Kabore highlighted, among others, human capacity building, trade, and agriculture as areas where the two countries can cooperate for their mutual benefit

The President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, H.E. Rock Marc Christian Kabore has called for closer bilateral cooperation between his country and the Republic of Uganda. The President stated this while receiving letters of credence accrediting Amb. Nelson Ocheger as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uganda to the Republic of Burkina Faso.

In the ceremony which took place at the Presidential Palace in the Burkinabe Capital, Ouagadougou, President Kabore highlighted, among others, human capacity building, trade, and agriculture as areas where the two countries can cooperate for their mutual benefit. He emphasized the importance of a legal framework to facilitate the cooperation.

He noted that while the African Union has laid a foundation for integration of the African continent, not much progress has been made, yet integration has the potential to improve the welfare of the African people.

In his response, Amb. Nelson Ocheger appreciated the President’s commitment to closer cooperation with Uganda. He pointed out the need for collaboration in the areas of defense and security since the later have a strong bearing in the economic growth and development of the two countries. The new Ugandan envoy reiterated Uganda’s determination to fight terrorism in all its forms and called for more cooperation in this endeavor. He assured his guest of Uganda’s commitment to a secure and stable African continent.