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Turkey-Uganda Relations

Turkey-Uganda Relations

Turkey wishes to promote its relations with Uganda which has a significant economic potential in the region.

To this end, the Turkish Embassy in Kampala and the Uganda Embassy in Ankara were opened on 21 April 2010 and July 2013 respectively.

Relations between Turkey and Uganda are developing steadily as a result of a series of exchange of visits.

President of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni paid an official visit to Turkey between 4-6 May 2010 within the framework of invitation our President H.E Abdullah Gül. Museveni also participated in the II. Istanbul Conference on Somalia which was organized between 31 May-1 June 2012 in Istanbul.

Our bilateral trade volume with Uganda in 2015 reached nearly 29 million USD. About 22 million USD of this amount consist of our exports. Our main export products are cereals electronic equipment and rubber.

Around 150 Turkish citizens live in Uganda. There are around 20 Turkish companies in such sectors as dry food import, ready-made clothing, textile, electronic cable marketing, restaurant management and construction with a total investment of 150 millions USD.

Turkey, within the framework of Türkiye Scholarships, allocates scholarships for university education to the students from Uganda.

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