President of Uganda Yoweri K. Museveni and his wife Janet are currently on an official visit to Iceland. Last night they were invited to dinner at Bessastadir, the residence of the Icelandic presidential couple, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Dorrit Moussaieff.
“I have great expectations of cooperation between the countries,” Grímsson said at a press conference yesterday, Morgunbladid reports.
The main purpose of Museveni’s visit is to familiarize himself with the harnessing of geothermal energy in Iceland, the development of the fishing industry, education in the field of information technology and how it is used in public administration.
At the press conference Museveni said that what Iceland and Uganda have in common are hot springs and that there is a long tradition for using hot springs for medical purposes in his home country.
Museveni added that such knowledge has, however, diminished in recent years and nowadays most people doubt the healing power of hot springs. He is therefore pleased to see that Icelanders use hot springs for medical purposes and during his visit Museveni plans to learn about the Blue Lagoon and its medical center.
Yesterday, Museveni also visited the Althingi parliament in Reykjavík and met with representatives of the foreign affairs committee.