May 29, 2023
Uganda and Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Ugandan Foreign Minister Jeje Odongo. Later, at a joint press conference, the Russian minister announced Moscow’s readiness to cooperate with this African country in the creation of additional satellites and civil space infrastructure.

Lavrov also spoke about the topics discussed at the meeting of the two ministers. Thus, the parties raised the issue of actively involving Russian economic operators in the implementation of plans developed by Uganda for the development of its oil and gas industry and the energy sector in general. About this on Thursday, May 18, writes RIA News.

In addition, during the meeting, the parties reached an agreement to actively assist the business circles of the two countries in establishing direct contacts and expanding them.

Also, the governments of the two states will actively prepare for the next meeting of the Russian-Ugandan commission on trade and economic cooperation. It should take place in the fall of 2023.

First satellite of Uganda launched into earth orbit from the Japanese module of the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of 2022. The Ugandan ground station, located 25 km east of the country’s capital, Kampala, maintains contact with the satellite.

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