The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Sayyid Enrahim Raisol-Sadati arrived in Uganda today on his 2 days Official Visit to Uganda this afternoon where a welcome ceremony was held and bilateral discussions led to the signing of several MOUs.
Uganda and The Islamic Republic of Iran have had good relations since the Islamic Revolution.
President Sayyid Ebrahim thanked President Museveni for the warm welcome to Uganda on their mission to further expand their bilateral relations with friendly and aligned African countries in economic diplomacy and political relations. Dr. Raisi said Iran is ready to share experiences with Uganda in areas such as Energy, Oil, and Technology.
He also commended President Museveni for standing firm against Homosexuality, saying it’s not only against the culture and family values but also the human race. President Raisi said Iran is ready to walk with Uganda in this fight.
He also hailed President Museveni for championing peace and stability on the African continent by getting involved in the fight against terrorism and extremism and other forms of human rights violations.
At the same event, the two countries Uganda and Iran signed five memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, and the establishment of a Joint Permanent Commission.
At the official welcoming ceremony on Wednesday at State House, Entebbe, the visiting President Dr. Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi inspected a guard of honor, and a 21-gun salute was also performed in honor of the President and his delegation.
Later, the two Presidents and members of their high-ranking delegations took photos as the UPDF brass band played Anthems of the two countries.
H.E Ebrahim Rais becomes the 3rd President of Iran to visit Uganda following H.E Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was here in April 2010. Also, another Iranian President H.E Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani visited Uganda in 1996.
This rare Africa tour by the Iranian President after 11 years is a new turning point that will bolster economic and trade ties with African nations.
The ceremony was attended by high-ranking delegations of both countries that included Ministers and service chiefs.