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Valery Simeonov with a big economic blow from Uganda PHOTOS

Economic relations and opportunities for Bulgarian business in Uganda — one of the prospective areas for development in Central Africa, discussed at a series of meetings with Uganda's senior statesmen, Deputy President of the National Assembly Valeri Simeonov.
He is in the African country at the invitation of the organizers of the largest economic forum held in the region — “Uganda-European Union”, the press center of the NFSB said.

The Deputy Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament met and talked about the prospects in bilateral economic relations with the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Museveni. The meeting was defined as extremely fruitful and filled with specificity in view of the opportunities for business in Bulgaria and the needs of the market in the region.

On the recommendation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Valeri Simeonov also held a meeting with the leadership of Uganda's agriculture ministry. Exports of wheat for sowing and veterinary medicines were agreed. Also discussed are the possibilities for training students from Uganda in Bulgarian agricultural and technical universities.

Talks during the economic forum and subsequent meetings of Valeri Simeonov with Uganda's senior statesmen were widely covered by the local press.

The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda in Bulgaria Ivaylo Yotov will grant the African country a plane to combat locusts, which, in the words of agroexperts, are among the most serious pests of agricultural production in Uganda, it became clear during the talks in the capital Kampala .

During the bilateral talks, a visit was also agreed by the Minister of Agriculture of Uganda and his team in Bulgaria with a view to concluding a specific cooperation agreement between the two countries.