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Hon. Oryem Okello Meets the Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda

Thursday, 16th April 2015
Hon. Oryem Okello and H.E. Amb. Alphons J.A.J.M.G. Hennekens, Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda

Hon. Oryem Okello, Ag. Minister of Foreign Affairs received H.E. Amb. Alphons J.A.J.M.G. Hennekens, Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters in Kampala on Thursday, 15th April, 2015.

The two discussed a number of issues of mutual interest to the two countries among which were; the good relations between Netherlands and Uganda, possible areas of cooperation between Netherlands and Uganda in the field of development of the diary sector and the establishment of a shipyard among others.

The Ambassador informed the Minister that efforts are being made to attract Dutch investors to Uganda. He however pointed out that there was need for an enabling investment environment. On establishment of ship yard in Uganda, the Ambassador informed the Minister that this project would go a long way in reducing costs economically in terms of transportation of goods and also would provide technical training to Ugandans in ship building.  

The Minister responded by informing the Ambassador that steps were being taken to streamline the process of investing in Uganda. The Ambassador further informed the Minister that Netherlands is an agricultural partner to Uganda and they were participating in the Best Farmer Competition with a view of using their expertise to assist farmers move away from subsistence farming to commercial farming. He further informed the Minister that the winners of the Best Farmers Competition held in 2014 were going to Netherlands for a working visit to gain more experience.

The two also discussed the situation in South Sudan whereupon the Minister briefed the Ambassador on the progress.
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