Pakistan - Uganda Friendship
Pakistan and Uganda have had friendly relations for a greater part of the 20th century. Numerous companies are doing business with each other in the two countries and further opportunities exist for both the countries to take advantage of what the other has to offer.
April 2, 2004 - China may set up Spinning Mill - ...The leader of the visiting 12-member cotton/textile trade delegation from Uganda, Mrs. Cecilia Atim Ogwal asked Pakistan to set up a spinning mill in their country. While talking to Industries Minister Mr Jatoi, she also proposed that Pakistan should invest in the manufacturing and garments sector in her country. On her visit to Pakistan and discussions with the officials here, Mrs. Ogwal said, she had found that everything was normal in Pakistan and safe for investment. Mr Jatoi, reciprocating her sentiments, affirmed Pakistan's keenness to develop economic cooperation with Uganda. Pakistan, he added, was planning to organize single-country exhibition in African countries including Uganda. He also assured her that Pakistan would help Uganda set up spinning mill for which the private sector would be encouraged. (complete story at http://www.dawn.com/2004/04/03/ebr6.htm)
January 1, 2004 - First Aga Khan University Graduation in Uganda - At a ceremony held in Kampala, Uganda, 57 Ugandan students of Aga Khan University (AKU) received their degrees, diplomas and certificates at the University's first graduation ceremony outside Pakistan. Chartered in 1983 as Pakistan's first private, international University, AKU launched programmes of Advanced Nursing Studies and teacher education in Uganda in 2001. Uganda's Minister in Charge of the Presidency, Honourable Professor Gilbert Bukenya, the chief guest at the ceremony, said, "Uganda was fortunate to be a partner of Aga Khan Development Network and Aga Khan University in the development of its human resources," and offered every support for future programmes of AKU. (complete story at http://www.aku.edu/news/majorevents/uganda.shtml)