Uganda has called for improved trade amongst the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) saying it is the only way LDCs will be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) by 2030.

Delivering her statement during a general debate on how to achieve the Agenda 2030 at the ongoing 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) in Nairobi, Kenya, the head of Uganda’s delegation and Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde said there is need and urgency to improve the infrastructural interconnectivity amongst LDCs in order to address the low level of intra trade among these countries.

Kyambadde was giving Uganda’s position on the achievement of the SDGs by 2030.

The two ministers of Trade and Industry from Uganda (Hon. Amelia Kyambadde) and Kenya (Hon. Adnan Mohammed) have held talks to iron out some of the key issues affecting trade between the two countries. The bilateral meeting took place on the sideways of the ongoing fourteenth Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hon. Kyambadde raised three issues including the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs), the Uchumi case in which Ugandan suppliers and workers are demanding for their payments and the Cipla Quality Chemicals Ltd case where Uganda is lobbying Kenya to buy drugs from Quality Chemicals.

The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi has expressed Uganda’s commitment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. Sekandi represented H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda during the World Leaders Forum at the ongoing UNCTAD 14 Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

In a forum chaired by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Heads of State, UN Agencies and delegates from the 194 UNCTAD member ccuntries exchanged views on how they are going to achieve the Vision 2030 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were set in 2015.

The Minister Of Trade Industry and Cooperatives held a media briefing at Media center on the Status of Ugandan Traders in Southern Sudan on 12th July 2016:As you are all aware, there has been renewed fighting in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.Ugandans have been advised to stay indoors and those near the Ugandan embassy advised to move within the embassy territory.Meanwhile Government advises the Ugandan Business community to explore other market opportunities created through regional integration especially in EAC and COMESA in the wake of conflicts in South Sudan.

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde officially launched her new term of office as Senior Minister and that of Hon. Minister’s of State for the period 2016 to 2021.

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