President Museveni had a meeting with Ugandans in diaspora in Milani and Northern Italy.
The meeting took place at the Expo conference center.
The President urged Ugandans in diaspora to market their country to the world.
“Uganda has great potential to earn more from tourism than even United Arab Emirates and Spain,” he said.
President Museveni appealed to the Uganda Tourism Board to educate people about the geography of Africa.
He raised this concern because of what he had heard about Ebola in Africa.
“Recently, I heard that tourists have feared to come to Africa because there is Ebola is Sierra Leone, now it is the job of Tourism Board to explain to the world how distant Sierra Leone is from Uganda.”
President Museveni and the First Lady Hon. Janet Museveni arrived at Milan Linate Airport for a 3-day official visit to Milan, Italy on Monday.
He later toured the Expo Milan 2015.
While on a guided tour by Mr. Abdulla Aidouros, the President visited 5 pavilions including the Ugandan Pavillion.
Uganda was in the coffee cluster together with other coffee producing countries such as Brazil, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya and Guatemala.
In line with the overall Expo theme, Uganda’s participation theme is “Enhancing Food Security with coffee.”
The European Union is the largest importer of coffee, being the destination of some 45% of all coffee exports, part of which is re-exported either as green or processed coffee.
President Museveni also held a meeting with Mr. Paolo Gentiloni, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, at his hotel in Milan.
They discussed bilateral relations between Uganda and Italy after which they exchanged gifts.