ISLAMABAD (APP) Uganda has planned to establish a warehouse at Kampala which will open a gateway for Pakistani exporters and also enhance trade ties between the two countries. Uganda will host an ICCI delegation for exploring business opportunities and can consider appointment of an Honorary Consul General at Islamabad in consultation with ICCI in future. This was stated by Ambassador of Uganda in Pakistan Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Kisuule here Friday in a meeting at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI).He said that Uganda and Pakistan has relations and the bilateral trade between the two countries can be enhanced through diversification of product range. The Ambassador said that trade must be a cornerstone of the diplomatic relations and the real potential of bilateral trade has to be explored. Dr. Ahmed Kisuule told the meeting that his country needs cooperation not assistance, there was a great potential for enhancing trade ties in the fields of light engineering goods, pharmaceutical, and tractors. Pakistan should take notice of those Pakistani products which were being sold with Indian tags, he said. In his welcome address, Muhammad Tauseef Zaman, Vice President ICCI said that Pakistan considers Uganda as a close friend despite the geographical distance. Pakistan should also focus the African markets, which have huge potential for our commodities mainly for rice exports, he added. Zaman said that Pakistan has added new products to its export basket so it should also capture new export markets. This is the right time to focus African markets and measures are required to be taken for improving relations between Pakistan and the African region, he stressed. He said that the existing trade volume did not reflect the true potential between the two countries. Direct trade links between Pakistan and Uganda are lacking due to inadequate opportunities of interaction between the business communities of the two countries, he added. He was of the view that there was a dire need to set up better communication between the chambers of commerce and various trade associations of both countries