President Park Geun-hye of South Korea has urged the business community in Uganda and her country to tap into the existing cordial relationship Uganda has with South Korea in order to enhance business operations for the benefit of the two brotherly countries and their peoples.
President Park Geun-hye was yesterday addressing guests at the Uganda-Korea Business Forum that was organized by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Private Sector Foundation at Acwa Hall, Serena Hotel in Kampala.
The visiting Korean Head of State highlighted several areas in which her government will partner with Uganda, mainly large-scale agriculture, infrastructure development, health especially the fight against cancer and tuberculosis for the benefit of Ugandans and the whole of East Africa.
President Park Geun-hye lauded President Museveni and Ugandans in general for the warm welcome adding her visit will be an important milestone in the opening up of a new chapter of co-operation with Uganda as the country steadily marches on the path of dynamic development.
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, while welcoming President Park Geun-hye, noted that the visit is a celebration of the 50-year ties between Uganda and South Korea. She added that the visit served as a good platform for business to prevail between the two countries.
She said that the partnership between Uganda and South has enabled the establishment of many projects in Uganda. She hailed the South Korean Ambassador to Uganda, Mr. Park Jong-Dae, for a job well done.
The Chairman of the Private Sector Foundation, Mr. Patrick Bitature, said the visit of the President of South Korea to Uganda, will see the business tempo between the two countries grow especially in the agro-processing sector among others.
Later, President Park Geun-hye attended a cultural gala to celebrate the friendship and exchange of culture between South Korea and Uganda.
Speaking shortly after the performances at Victoria hall, Serena in Kampala, where several Ugandan and Korean performances and dances were showcased, President Park Geun-hye saluted the performers saying that the sharing of culture and experiences, was one way of showing affection and appreciation to one another.