President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli of Tanzania to make 3-day state visit to Uganda
KAMPALA, Uganda, November 6, 2017— The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, will pay a State Visit to Uganda from November 9-11, 2017. This will be his second visit; the first being the swearing-in ceremony of H.E. President Yoweri Museveni in May 2016. H.E. President Yoweri Museveni paid a State Visit to Tanzania from February 25-26, 2017 and on August 05, 2017, together with H.E. President Magufuli, laid the first foundation stone in Tanga for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
President Magufuli’s visit comes at a time when the two countries have stepped up bilateral cooperation in a number of sectors. The 1stTanzania-Uganda Permanent Joint Commission was held on April 3-5, 2017 in Arusha during which both countries agreed on a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and other cooperation frameworks. On July 29, 2017 a Ministerial Session was held in Bukoba on cross-border issues.