The President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, commended President Yoweri Museveni’s “relentless Pan African spirit”, according to a statement released by Uganda’s High Commission in Nigeria.
The statement says President Embalo made these remarks while receiving letters of Credence from Nelson Ocheger, the new Ugandan envoy to the West African nation.
Embalo reiterated his country’s commitment to cordial diplomatic relations with Uganda and assured Ambassador Ocheger of “his Government’s desire to consolidating good relations with the government of Uganda for mutual benefit.”
On his part, the ambassador emphasized the need to consolidate the ties between the two nations for the benefit of their respective citizens and the African continent.
Nelson Ocheger reminded his host that the signing in March 2018, of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, has provided East and West Africa with the impetus to invest in air, rail, road, and water transport to facilitate the movement of goods and services across the two regions in particular and Africa generally.
He hailed the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) framework, which was launched by the African Union to promote trade and cross-border investments across the continent.
He pointed out that since SAATM has the aim of increasing connectivity between African nations whilst reducing flight prices, it is imperative to leverage the framework for increased cooperation between the two countries to, among others, promote commercial and economic diplomacy. Resident in Abuja, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau becomes the latest country that Amb.
Nelson Ocheger has presented letters of credence to the Head of State in the West African region. The remaining countries include the Republics of; Cape Verde, Gambia, Niger and Senegal.