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JOINT COMMUNIQUE BETWEEN THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ANDTHE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE STATE VISIT TO THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA BY HIS EXCELLENCYYOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA


1. At the invitation of His Excellency Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the UnitedRepublic of Tanzania, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic ofUganda paid a two-day State Visit to the United Republic of Tanzania from 25th to 26th February,2017. His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was accompanied by Ministers andother Senior Officials of the Government of the Republic of Uganda.

2. The two Heads of State held Official Talks in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, during whichthey had a fruitful exchange of views on a wide range of bilateral, regional and internationalissues. Their Excellencies also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding onDiplomatic   and   Political   Consultation  between   the   United   Republic   of   Tanzania   and   theRepublic of Uganda.

3. On cooperation in the Energy Sector, the two Heads of State noted with appreciation theinitiative taken by the two Governments to start implementation of the Kikagati-Murongo PowerGeneration Project on the Kagera River. The completion of this project is expected to easepower problems along the border communities of both sides of the shared river.


4. On cooperation in the Trade Sector, the two Heads of State noted the need to boost bilateraltrade and directed the responsible Ministries to continue taking measures to further promotetrade between the two countries as one core priority of the bilateral relations. In this regard, HisExcellency   Yoweri   Kaguta   Museveni   visited   two   factories   under   the   Bakhresa   Group   ofCompanies, and commended the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania’s efforts increating a conducive environment for industries to flourish.

5. On  the Hoima-Tanga Crude   Oil Pipeline,  the two  Heads of   State  agreed   on the   need  toimmediately start the implementation of the project. His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveniwelcomed the concessions offered by the United Republic of Tanzania to ensure the success of1
the project which he said will greatly improve the economies of the two countries. The twoHeads of State agreed to launch this project in the near future.

6. On   the   Economic   Partnership  Agreement   between   the   East  African   Community   and   theEuropean Union, the two Heads of State agreed on the need for the East African CommunityPartner States to move together as  a  bloc. To this effect,   His   Excellency  Yoweri   KagutaMuseveni welcomed the offer by His Excellency Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli to send adelegation of experts to the Republic of Uganda in March for further discussions with theirUgandan counterparts.

7. The two Heads of State directed their responsible Ministers to revive and convene the meetingof the   Joint   Permanent   Commission   in March,  2017   in   order   to discuss   all   the   areas   ofcooperation between the two countries.

8. With regard to the ongoing Burundi Dialogue, their Excellencies took note of the progress madeso far and called upon all parties to take part in all-inclusive dialogue. His Excellency PresidentDr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli expressed his satisfaction and applauded the efforts beingmade   by   the   Mediator   His   Excellency   Yoweri   Kaguta   Museveni   and   the   Facilitator   H.E.Benjamin William Mkapa, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania to resolve thecrisis in Burundi.

9. At the conclusion of the State visit, the two Heads of State reiterated their shared desire andthe commitment of both Governments to maintain and further strengthen the existing bonds offriendship   and   mutually   beneficial   cooperation   between   the   two   brotherly   countries.   HisExcellency President Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli expressed his profound gratitude andappreciation to His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for honoring his invitationand for the fruitful discussions they held. His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, onhis part, expressed profound gratitude and appreciation to His Excellency President Dr. JohnPombe Joseph Magufuli, the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania forthe warm reception and hospitality accorded to him and his delegation during the visit. HisExcellency   President   Yoweri   Kaguta   Museveni   extended   an   invitation   to   His   ExcellencyPresident Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli to pay a State Visit to the Republic of Uganda at adate that will be agreed upon through diplomatic channels.

Done at Dar es Salaam, on 26th February, 2017

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