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Botswana Pledges Support to Uganda in Developing Foot and Mouth Vaccine

Third South Summit of the Group of 77 and China - side meetings - H.E. Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Kaebetswe Masisi, President of Botswana

Botswana President Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi has pledged unwavering support to Uganda’s farmers in combating the foot and mouth disease by developing a vaccine.

This was during a sideline meeting at the G-77+ China summit at Speke Resort, Munyonyo on Sunday.

Proposing a bilateral program for comprehensive collaboration, President Masisi envisioned a government-to-government partnership to address the foot and mouth challenge.

He further assured President Museveni that their needs and potential, with Uganda’s remarkable 16 million cows, align perfectly with Botswana’s expertise in drug therapeutics.

President Masisi also expressed Botswana’s keen interest in exploring the value chain and expanding collaboration in the dairy industry.

He noted that potential export of milk from Uganda to Botswana is on the agenda, aiming to address Botswana’s feed shortage and enhance Uganda’s dairy sector.

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