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By Godfrey Olukya   21-9-2015

President Yoweri Museveni received and held discussions with the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr. Neven Mimica, who called on him yesterday evening at State House, Entebbe.

The President discussed his EU guest and his delegation key issues of interest especially in the area of strategic partnership on trade and economic cooperation between Uganda and the European Union member countries.

The European Union comprises 28 member countries with an estimated total population of 510 million.

Welcoming the EU delegation to Uganda, the President said that the country is ready to engage with the European Union on strategic dialogue especially on how to improve trade relations as well as peace and security in Africa and beyond.

Mr. Mimica told the President that EU seeks to upgrade its role in achieving trade and investments targeting job creation and peace and security, among others, in Africa.

He commended the President over Uganda’s role in the peace processes in the region. Commissioner Mimica requested the President to continue with efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability in the region.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of State for Privatization, Mr. Aston Kajara and the Head of the EU delegation in Uganda, Ambassador Kristian Schmidt.

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