The honorary consul Al Haj Habib Kagimu on Tuesday met the minister of state for international affairs Henry Oryem Okello to present his credentials as the first honorary consul in Uganda.
The Malaysian government has opened a consulate in Uganda in an attempt to strengthen diplomatic and trade relations between the two countries.
consul Al Haj Habib Kagimu on Tuesday met the minister of state for
international affairs Henry Oryem Okello to present his credentials as the
first honorary consul in Uganda.
Mr Kagimu told journalists that the first key issues that his consulate will be looking at is education, health and trade. He said they plan to make it easier for Ugandans to go and study as well as have treatment in Malaysia where it is cheaper.
“Malaysia is one of the easiest countries to go to; you don’t need a visa. Many Ugandans can take their children there for education. They are experts in oil exploration which is helpful to Uganda,” said Mr Kagimu.
discussed by the honorary consul include fostering fight against human
trafficking, especially of young girls who are trafficked and employed as sex
workers in Malaysia.
“I am going to enhance the fight against exploitation of our kids to end up in wrong hands that force them into prostitution,” said Mr Kagimu.
Mr Okello in his remarks said: “This will spur and generate momentum in the interest of Malaysia as a country for Ugandans to go and do business. People have been going to Dubai but now another market is there for them, Malaysia.”