Kampala businessman, Habib Kagimu has been appointed the first-ever honorary consul of the Kingdom of Malaysia to Uganda, the Nile Post has learnt.
On Tuesday, Kagimu presented his credentials to the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem.
Speaking at the function, Kagimu said it was an honor to have been appointed to represent Malaysia’s interests in Uganda, adding he will boost the relationship between the two countries in areas of trade, investment, tourism, health, and education.
“I would work to promote investments from Malaysia into Ugandan but also encourage Ugandan businessmen trade in Malaysia,” Kagimu said.
“They love coffee and tea very much and so Uganda has got a good opportunity to export both of the products to Malaysia.”
He said in terms of health, the Asian country is developed and their facilities cost less than anywhere else.
“Malaysia being a major exporter of palm oil, prime location to further education at tertiary level and a growing destination for medial and traditional tourism that Ugandans can tap into,” the new honorary consul to Uganda said.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem said this is a rare chance to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.