Uganda Steps up Preparations for South Korea President’s Visit

President ‪Museveni‬ meeting with the South Korean Ambassador to ‪‎Uganda‬, Mr. Park-Jong Dae this week at State House Entebbe

President Yoweri Museveni this week met with the South Korean Ambassador to Uganda, page Mr. Park-Jong Dae who called at State House, ed Entebbe ahead of the Asian country’s president Park Geun-Hye’s arrival in Kampala.

State House revealed that during meeting, buy information pills Museveni and the envoy discussed pertinent issues pertaining to the two countries especially the forthcoming visit to Uganda later this month by Ms. Park Geun-Hye.

She will be the first South Korean President to visit the country during her African tour that will also include Ethiopia and Kenya.

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ChimpReports on May 14 broke the news that President Park Geun-hye would be paying official state visits to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and France from May 25 to June 4.

The South Korean Envoy told President Museveni that the visit of the South Korean President will mainly focus on the areas of “agriculture, medical, ICT and the private sector that characterize the close relationship between South Korea and Uganda.”

The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) and South Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SKCCI), recently signed a memorandum of understanding in Kampala that is aimed at unlocking investment opportunities in the two countries.

South Korea is presently supporting the agriculture, health and education in Uganda.


A South Korean coffee company, Caffebene, a global coffee house, has agreed to buy graded coffee from members of the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), an umbrella organization that promotes value addition and teamwork among coffee farmers.

Museveni was the first foreign political leader to visit Korea after Park’s inauguration in 2013.

“I think that the economic growth engine of the 21st century is Africa. Uganda is a representative example as amply demonstrated by its recent development,” Park said then.

The two discussed issues including commerce, investment, cooperation in development and programs for modernizing rural areas. Included as top issues were how to collaborate in energy and raw material segments.

The South Korean leader’s arrival could see commercial ties with Uganda blossom.

Allowing Ugandan coffee in South Korea would boost the coffee industry in the East African nation and its foreign exchange revenues.


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