FORTPOTAL – Tooro Kingdom is slated to host the first-ever World Monarchs Summit from September 7 to September 11, 2020.
Under the theme “Monarchs for sustainable Peace and Inclusive Development,” the summit will be hosted by the His Majesty Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru, the King of Tooro and President Yoweri Museveni.
According to Tooro Kingdom foreign minister Henry Mutegeki Basaliza, the summit will be a unique strategic forum for the World’s Monarchs to discuss and work together on international cooperation, peace and development.
“The first World Monarchs Summit 20202 is an invitation-only the high-level event that is expected to be attended by 107 reigning monarchs (27 sovereign and 80 Non-sovereign) including Kings, Queens, Sultans, Emirs, Emperors, Grand Dukes and Princes together with over 10,000 delegates including Royal families, government, youth, women, religious, cultural and private sector leaders from the 107 Kingdoms/Monarchs invited,” he said in a statement.
He noted that the goal of the summit is to build consensus and collective response by the world’s monarchs to contribute and influence sustainable peace and inclusive development.
“Several high-level side events /forums will be arranged to allow the visiting delegations and the border stakeholders in Uganda to engage in the various discussions relevant to the aspirations of the first world monarchs summit 2020,” reads an excerpt.
Mutegeki said King Oyo is currently visiting his fellow monarchs to share the urgent need, aspirations and outcomes of the first world Monarchs summit 2020 as well to deliver the official summit invitation.
“The King Oyo has so far visited the kingdom of Saudi Arabia where his Majesty was received by his highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs os the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Sultanate of Oman where the king was hosted by His Highness Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and the Special Representative of His Majesty of Sultan,” he said.
He added that the King will continue to visit other Monarchs for the same purpose.