Azad meets Uganda Vice President, emphasises on deepening bilateral ties

New Delhi, Mar 26 : Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad met Uganda Vice President Edward Ssekandi and stressed upon the need to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation between both nations.

Azad met Ssekandi during his visit to Kampala on Monday to chair the 22nd Executive Committee Meeting of the Partners in Population and Development (PPD), an alliance of 25 member countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Azad stated that several initiatives had been taken in the recent past in health and medicine and expressed the hope that India and Uganda would be able to collaborate for mutual benefit, especially to further improve maternal and child health.

He said that a large number of Indians were settled in Uganda and were contributing to the economic progress of Uganda.

"The progressive policies of the Government of Uganda under President Museveni had helped in economic growth of the country. India would be able to assist Uganda in optimum development of its abundant resources, especially in agriculture, agro-processing, hydro-electric power, oil exploration and refineries," he said.

Uganda Vice President further recalled his very recent visit to India, stated that he was very well received there and was able to appreciate the advances made by India in fields such as telecom, petrochemicals and health and medicine.

He stated that not only people from Uganda but also from developed countries were now traveling to India for health care.

Both dignitaries welcomed the opportunities to renew age old relationships, which were multifarious, encompassing political, economic and cultural ties.

--ANI (Posted on 26-03-2013)

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