KAMPALA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan and Equatorial Guinea presidents on Thursday held bilateral talks to shore up development and cooperation between the two countries.
In a state house statement issued here, President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo talks centered on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest.
The two leaders directed their respective ministers to ensure speedy implementation of exiting frameworks and work towards concluding those of cooperation in energy and oil sectors, defense and security, trade, industrialization, agriculture and transport.
"The two leaders noted progress in cooperation in the areas of trade, industrialization, agriculture, transport, energy and oil, defense and security, diplomatic, economic and social cultural sectors," said the statement.
President Mbasogo arrived in the East African country for one-day working visit at the invitation of host Museveni.
The two leaders held tete-a-tete talks and thereafter held official talks with delegations from the countries at State House, Entebbe, about 40 kilometers, south of the capital, Kampala.
Mbasogo return visit follows the one Museveni made to Equatorial Guinea in August, last year.
The two leaders in August in Equatorial Guinea signed Memorandum of Understanding on oil and gas cooperation as well as trade and culture among others, according to the statement.
The protocol also laid the ground for the establishment of a permanent joint commission for cooperation between Uganda and Equatorial Guinea.