Next month Turkey and Uganda will co-host a two-day bilateral trade and tourism summit in Kampala, the East African country’s capital, officials announced Tuesday.
Addressing a joint news conference at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala, Turkey’s Ambassador to Uganda Kerem Alp and Uganda’s Privatization and Investment Minister Evelyn Anite said the summit will be hosted at swanky Speke Resort Munyonyo from May 10-11 and will focus on “accelerating investment, trade, industry, and tourism between Uganda and Turkey in the post-COVID-19 era.”
“The summit will attract over 600 investors carefully selected by Uganda Investment Authority, the embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Uganda, the embassy of Uganda in Turkey, and the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey,” Kerem said.
It said the summit will be crowned with the launch of an Uganda-Turkey industrial park and trade center in Nakasongola, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Kampala, built through a partnership between the Uganda Investment Authority and Uganda People’s Defense Forces’ National Enterprise Corporation.
Some of the goods that Turkey exports to Uganda include furniture, lubricants, textiles, and energy products. Uganda mainly exports agricultural products, including fruits, tea, and coffee.
About World Class Speke Resort Munyonyo That Will Host This Summit
The resort has been hosting conferences since 2001 and today, boasts of 3 ballrooms, and 19 indoor and 6 outdoor conference venues thus, making it the premier conferencing venue in Uganda.
Speke Resort has multipurpose tents and halls to suit any kind of meeting of the convention.
The crowning moment for the resort was when it hosted the 2007 Commonwealth Government Heads of State Meeting. Each venue at Soeke Resort is unique in its own way and can be set up to suit your particular needs and requirements.
The Resort also offers top-notch audio & visual utilities to help you record your event with perfection. Guest services are also available to provide such amenities as fax, photocopying, Internet and express mail services.
The conference rooms at Speke Resort are fitted with functional air conditioners, the finest furniture, carpets and fittings that are made to deliver utmost comfort and luxury.
Recently during Africa Now Conference, Africa’s 8th richest person – billionaire Strive Masiyiwa awed by the classic beauty of Speke Resort proposed that the luxurious five-star hotel resort should be named “the official African Conference Centre.”