Uganda: Minister Jeje Odongo receives credentials from four new envoys

Four new envoys accredited to Uganda from Cuba, South Korea, the Democratic Republic of Algeria and the regional director of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) hub presented their credentials to Foreign Minister General Jeje Odongo .

Four new envoys accredited to Uganda from Cuba, South Korea, the Democratic Republic of Algeria and the regional director of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) hub presented their credentials to Foreign Minister General Jeje Odongo .

The Minister welcomed the respective envoys and congratulated each of them for the excellent and cordial bilateral relations existing with the Republic of Uganda.

In presenting her credentials, Cuban Ambassador-designate Ms. Tania Perez Xiques reiterated the importance of the historic bilateral relationship between Uganda and Cuba which she believes is based on shared values ​​and understanding. mutual aid in the promotion of development, in particular through cooperation.

Perez assured the Ugandan minister of her efforts to strengthen the already strong relationship between Uganda and Cuba, but also expressed her expectation of the Non-Aligned Movement summit to be held in Uganda and looks forward to Cuba’s participation.

On the other side, Dr Issahaq Umar Iddrisu, regional director of the hub of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) expressed his appreciation for the hospitality granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He shared the bank’s portfolio in Uganda, which included investments in the energy, transport and social sectors, funding for training colleges and infrastructure projects, irrigation projects, support to microfinance and scholarship programs.

Dr Issahaq highlighted the bank’s commitment to human resource development as a key area of ​​support outside of the many development projects in Uganda.

Meanwhile, Cherif Qualid, the Ambassador-designate of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, expressed appreciation for the cordial and solid relations between Uganda and Algeria, but also noted that he looked forward to the deepening of bilateral relations between the two countries starting with the renewal of expired agreements like the Joint Standing Commission and Energy Sector Agreements to boost trade between the two countries.

Qualid also assured the Minister of Algeria’s commitment to security cooperation between the two countries to curb the rise of terrorism on the African continent.

Park Sung Soo, the Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Korea, congratulated the Minister on the hospitality and friendly nature of the Ugandans.

He stressed the relevance of this year as it marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Uganda and stressed the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Minister General Jeje Odongo assured the envoys of the Foreign Ministry’s full support in the discharge of their duties and wished them productive periods of service in Uganda.

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