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UGANDA HIGH COMMISSION IN MALAYSIA JOINED THE REST OF THE AFRICAN MISSIONS AND EMBASSIES IN MALAYSIA TO CELEBRATE THE 59TH ANNIVERSARY OF AFRICA DAY ON 25TH MAY 2022.

Friday, 27th May 2022
African Heads of Mission pose for a group photo with Chief Guest Honourable YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohammed, Minister of Economic Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
On 25th May 2022, Uganda High Commission in Malaysia joined the rest of the other African Missions and Embassies in Malaysia to celebrate the 59th Anniversary of Africa Day at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur under the Theme: "Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent".

The Ambassador of Federal Republic ofSomalia H.E. Abukar Abdi Osman Ahna and Dean of the African Heads of Mission inMalaysia, welcomed the Chief Guest Honourable YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohammed,Minister of Economic Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. TheCommemoration Day of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unitycelebrations were also graced by Members of Parliament, Senior officials of theGovernment of Malaysia, Diplomats accredited to Malaysia, Leaders of Public Companies, Non-Governmental Organsiations and other guests of African countries. UgandaHigh Commission was represented by the Charge' D' Affaires Mr. Kasujja MosesKalule.

The Dean, H.E. Abukar Abdi Osman AhnaSpeaking on behalf of the African Heads of Mission accredited to Malaysia, calledupon Malaysia to build strong will of partnership and collaboration with Africato explore economic opportunities for mutual benefits. He cited trade,investment, tourism, education, infrastructure, oil and gas and otherinfrastructural projects as well as vast natural resources that can be exploredfor business. He also noted that other synergies of belonging to some organisationssuch as Commonwealth, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Non-AlignedMovement are added advantages to further grow the existing cooperation. Heconcluded noting that Malaysian businessmen can benefit from the AfricanContinental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement connecting 1.3b people withcombined GDP valued at US3.4 Trillion.

During the event, the Chief Guest HonourableYB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohammed, Minister of Economic Affairs, Office of thePrime Minister of Malaysia congratulated the African Heads of Mission on the occasionand made a toast to commemorate the Africa Day 2022. The Honourable Ministerlater toured stalls exhibiting different products and tourism displays as wellas the food cuisines and beverages of each country represented in Malaysia.

The highly organised and colourful eventwas celebrated in style by showcasing videos displaying Economic activities andAgricultural value addition, tourism endowments, vast natural resources, richculture, African cuisines, art & crafts, and several African music anddances.

Source: UHC-KL

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