Due to the passing of the Queen Elizabeth II, Lord Popat, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda was unbale to attend and his speech was read by Mr. Bernard Robinson Magulu, ED-Bank of Africa.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great privilege to address the 12th Uganda-UK Trade & Investment Summit in what is a special year as we mark the 50th Anniversary of the expulsion of Ugandan Asians and the 60th Anniversary of Ugandan independence. This Summit continues to grow from strength to strength, and I would like to personally thank Willy Mutenza and his team for all the work they have done to make this event a success.
I would also like to thank everyone for attending today. We all share a determination to build stronger links between the two great nations of Uganda and the United Kingdom. It is also particularly nice to see Her Excellency, Nimisha Madhvani, also a Ugandan Asian like me, here today, Uganda’s new High Commissioner to the UK. Your excellency, you come with a sterling reputation for fostering trade links, and I am sure I speak on behalf of all of us here when I say we very much look forward to collaborating with you and increasing bilateral trade between our nations.