July 30, 2018
First batch of Ugandan beef exported to Egypt
Chief Executive Officer of the Egypt-Ugandan Food Security (EUFS), Sherif el-Kallini announced that EUFS exported the first 50 tonnes of Ugandan beef shipment to Egypt on Saturday.
In a press statement, Kallini assured that the high quality of Ugandan meat outstrips the quality of Brazillian meat imported to Egypt.
Earlier this year, Ugandan President YoweriMuseveni paid a visit to Egypt with an aim to discuss ways to promote bilateral relations between the two countries.
During the visit, Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and the Ugandan President signed three memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the fields of electricity, industrial and agriculture sectors, resulting in the meat trade partnership.
Museveni reiterated that both leaders are keen to support the establishment of mutual projects aimed at realising food security for the people of both countries. He also pointed out that Uganda produces the finest types of beef, obtained from livestock fed on organic food.
The Ugandan president inaugurated Africa's largest slaughterhouse, theEgypt-Uganda Food Security Company in 2016.
Head of Export Development Authority (EDA), Sherine el-Shorbagy shared that the trade exchange between Egypt and Uganda increased 27% year-on-year, reaching US$66 million.
Simultaneously, Minister of Foreign Affairs, SamehShoukryalso stated during a press conference that Egyptian private sector is willing to increase its investments in Uganda.