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His Excellency Ambassador Johnson Agara Olwa Meets The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kostroma.

Monday, 20th May 2019
His Excellency Ambassador Johnson Agara Olwa met Mr Orlov Valentin Vladimirovich the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kostroma on the 14th May 2019.

Kostroma is one of the oldest Russian cities and now administrative, cultural and industrial centre of Kostroma Region. The city is located 330 km to North-East from Moscow on the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma rivers.

The purpose of the meeting was to invite Mr Orlov, the officials and the members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kostroma to participate in the Uganda Expo and to initiate cooperation with the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

Ambassador Olwa had seized the opportunity to present to the members of the chamber the trade , investment and tourism potential of Uganda . 

Mr Orlov welcomed the Ambassador and informed him that the Chamber was positive about cooperation with Uganda . 

He said 70% of Kostroma is forest cover and their major export it timber products . 

There are also gold deposits and manufacturing of jewellery is also one of the major economic activities. 

He used the opportunity to extend an invitation for the Ambassador to participate in their upcoming Jewellery exhibition in June 2019.

Kostroma is focusing on tourism and this is one of the areas which can be considered for cooperation as well. 

They produce fertilizers and have machinery that can assist those in the coffee and beans industry to sort the beans in sizes . 

Mr Orlov will be leading a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kostroma to the Uganda Expo and they will have meetings with the President of the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry  .

Embassy of Uganda
Moscow

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