By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will visit Uganda on Monday, August 8, 2022, for a three-day state visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is the newly elected president of Somalia since May 2022 and the founder and current chairman of the Union for Peace and Development Party
Previously he served as Somalia’s eighth President from 2012 to 2017 before losing the election in 2017 to the outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
During his visit, President Hassan Sheik Mohamud will visit the Kapeeka Industrial Park and NEC Industries in Nakasongola.
He will later be joined by President Yoweri Museveni to address the Investment and Business Summit at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
President Mohamud will later open the newly renovated Somalia Embassy in Kampala before addressing Somalia’s Business leaders.
An existing Framework Agreement signed between Uganda and Somalia in 2016 highlights areas of cooperation between different sectors and Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the two countries; ranging from Political Consultations (Foreign Affairs), Defence and Security, Police, Air Transport, Trade and Investment, Health, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Refugees, Financial Services, Tourism and Culture, and many others.