Uganda’s ambassador to Malaysia Dorothy Samali Hyuha hosted a dinner to celebrate 55th Independence Anniversary at Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Grand ball room on Monday, October 9.
It was the first independence celebration since the Mission was established in Malaysia in 2015.
The celebrations were graced by Dato’Sri Anifah Aman, a minister of foreign affairs of Malaysia.
Speaking at the event, according to a statement released by Ugandan officials in Malaysia, the minister called for continued cooperation between Uganda and Malaysia.
“I have the honour to extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to Your Excellency, On this joyous occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the republic of Uganda. I sincerely hope that our two countries would continue to be engaged in achieving mutually beneficial cooperation, for their well-being and prosperity of our people,” Aman said.
In her speech, Hyuha welcomed all the guests and urged them to bask in the jubilation mood as Uganda celebrates Independence Day.
She introduced this year’s theme “Uganda’s freedom must be anchored in the spirit of hard work, resilience and commitment” stating that, “I am delighted to serve in Malaysia where the Government of Uganda has cordial bilateral relations which have existed for a long time. This long existing relationship and cooperation must be enhanced from strength to strength in economic, commercial and public diplomacy”
Amb Hyuha, according to the statement, said that she wished to specifically recognize MAPE, Cloud 10 and the tourism sector in Malaysia and thank the business community present who have honoured the invitation and turned up to celebrate with the Embassy.
“You have energized me and our business trajectory between our two sister countries to grow from strength to strength” she said
Addressing the large turn-up of Ugandan diaspora, she said “I am impressed with your active participation in the national event as evidenced here today. Most Ugandan diaspora possess impressive knowledge, skills, talents and financial resources that have already significantly contributed to the host country and home. I encourage all the Uganda Diaspora to register with the Uganda High Commission”
In further recognition of Diaspora contributions to National Development, she informed the gathering that the Ministry o Foreign Affairs had recently undergone a restructuring exercise which saw the establishment of a Diaspora Services Department.