President Yoweri Museveni has welcomed the new envoys to Uganda and pledged to them continued cordial relations that are based on mutual respect and cooperation with their countries.
The president made these remarks on Tuesday while receiving credentials from nine envoys, newly accredited to Uganda.
The nine envoys included Ambassadors and High Commissioners from the Republic of Ethiopia, India, Belgium, Namibia, Malawi, Philippines, Mozambique, Brazil, and Canada.
During their engagement, with H.E. Silvio Jose Albuquerque the new Ambassador of Brazil to Uganda and H.E. Ambassador Christopher Thornley of Canada, President Museveni told the Ambassadors that the African continent commands a big market potential for Europe and Asia and challenged the companies from the two countries to take advantage of the relationship.
The new Ambassador of Ethiopia to Uganda H.E. Etsegenet Bezabih Yimenu was the first to present his credentials conveyed greetings from the Ethiopian President H.E Sahle-Work Zewde to President Museveni and pledged to further strengthen the existing strong relationship between the two countries.
The new Ambassador of India to Uganda H.E. Upender Singh Rawat, who has been the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Panama, assured President Museveni that he will, during his tour of duty, strive to strengthen the existing bilateral relationship between India and Uganda based on partnership and mutual interest.
On receiving the credentials of Ambassador Hugues Chantry of Belgium the Ambassador delivered greetings from the Prime Minister of Belgium Mr. Alexander De Croo to President Museveni and said they are looking forward to strengthening the bilateral relationship between their two countries.
The High Commissioner of Malawi to Uganda H.E. Callista Jennie Mutharika also conveyed greetings of friendship from the President of the Republic of Malawi H.E Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera to his Ugandan counterpart and pledged to strengthen the economic, political, and social ties with Uganda.
H.E. Mutharika told the President that Malawi is looking forward to Uganda’s support in value addition to their agricultural and livestock products.
H.E Callista also asked for Uganda’s support for Malawi who is seeking to retain its position at the UN Human Rights Council because, under the council’s rules, seats are allocated to regions to ensure geographical representation.
The Ambassador of the Philippines to Uganda H.E. Marie Charlotte G. Tang and Mozambique High Commissioner to Uganda H.E. Jeronimo Rosa Joao Chivavi also presented their credentials and pledged to strengthen bilateral ties with Uganda.
The occasion was also attended by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Regional Cooperation, Hon. John Mulimba and other government officials attended the ceremony.