The lack of information about each other hinders the development of ties between the two countries, Ambassador Johnson Agara Olva said
Uganda is ready to work on simplifying the visa regime for Russian citizens. This was stated on Thursday by the Ambassador of the Republic in Moscow, Johnson Agara Olva, at the session "Russian-African Partnership: a modern trajectory of economic cooperation" within the framework of the economic summit "Russia - Islamic world: KazanSummit 2021".
"Our embassy can request a convenient visa regime for Russian citizens, we can do it ourselves, we can do it in a bilateral format," the diplomat said.
According to him, the lack of information about each other hinders the development of ties between the two countries. "We need to raise awareness. Not many people know about Russia from the point of view of economic development of cooperation," he stated, "We have to work on this."
The Ambassador believes that the organization of business missions to Russia and Uganda could help solve the problem. "We want to work with Russian friends, but they should come to Africa and see with their own eyes," he stressed.
"Africans are ready to work with Russians, Russian partners in all sectors and spheres. We want the Russian Federation to participate in the development process [of Africa]," the diplomat concluded.
The XII International Economic Summit "Russia - the Islamic World: KazanSummit 2021" was held on July 28-30 in Kazan. The summit was attended by representatives of 48 countries and 25 regions of Russia. The summit aims to develop cooperation and maintain dialogue between Russia and the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the economic, political, and cultural spheres.