Vatican, Uganda Strengthen Relations


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Receiving Archbishop Michael A. Blume, who is the new Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, President warmly welcomed him to Uganda.

He said Uganda is committed to strengthening her relations with the Vatican. The new Nuncio was accompanied by Kampala Archbishop, the Most Rev. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

The President told the new Sudanese Ambassador, Mr. Adil Hussein Sharfi that Uganda viewed its relations with the Sudan as important and wishes to see them take a new higher level.

Mr. Museveni requested the new French envoy, Mrs. Sophie Moal-Makame, to woo more French companies to invest in the agricultural and oil sectors in Uganda.

Ambassador Ahmed Abdalaziz Mostafa of Egypt expressed his country’s gratefulness for the support that Uganda has extended to the North African country.

The President said that he is glad the people of Egypt value their friendship and relationship with their Ugandan brothers and sisters.

The new Japanese envoy, Mr. Junzo Fujita, conveyed a message from Emperor Akihito to Mr. Museveni as well as greetings from the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe.

The new European Union (EU) envoy, Mr. Krustian Schmidt, congratulated President Museveni over his role in the preservation of regional peace particularly on efforts expended to stabilize the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

EU Ambassador H.E Kristian schmidt & team after presenting credentials to president Museveni at State House, Entebbe

Receiving letters of credence of Mrs. Ayse Sedef Yavuzalp, who the new Turkish Ambassador, Mr. Museveni wished her fruitful stay in the country.

He lauded the good relations that exist between the two countries. He called for their consolidation for the benefit of the peoples of Turkey and Uganda.

He cited the example of the bilateral air services and trade agreements that were initialed by the 2 countries in the recent past that have so far seen the volume of trade between the two countries grow in volume. He noted that the joint business council, among others, has assisted tremendously in the sparking of trade between the two countries.

The ceremonies were attended State Minister for International Affairs Mr. Okello Oryem, among others.


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