Uganda recently showcased its products and services to Eastern European markets when it participated in the Astana Expo in Kazakhstan.
The international trade platform is attended by over five million visitors throughout a three-month period.
The Astana Expo 2017 theme was “Future Energy” with three major sub-themes: Future Energy for Africa; Biodiversity in Africa; and African Cultural Diversity.
Uganda’s delegation constituted a government and private sector team led by the Charge d’Affaires a.i. Uganda Embassy Moscow, Ambassador Gideon Rutazindwa, Uganda Export Promotion Board, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Energy, and representatives from the Private Sector Foundation, Uganda Tea Growers Association and a Ugandan Entertainment group.
“We hope that the people of Kazakhstan get a glimpse of our mountain gorillas and all the beauty that Uganda has to offer, taste of Uganda tea; coffee; and a catalogue of existing investment opportunities at the Ugandan pavilion,” Ambassador Rutazindwa said welcoming participants to the Uganda Pavilion.
The delegation also met with the region’s business leaders.