Hon. Gen. Jeje Odongo, Minister of Foreign Affairs receiving copies of Letters of credence from H.E Park Sung SOO, the Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Korea.
Hon. Gen. Jeje Abubakhar ODONGO, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda, received copies of Letters of credence of four (4) envoys including H.E Mrs. Tania Perez XIQUES of the Republic of Cuba, H.E Park Sung SOO of the Republic of Korea, H.E Cherif QUALID of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and Dr. Issahaq Umar IDDRISU the Regional Hub Manager of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
The Minister welcomed the respective Envoys and commended each of them on the existing excellent cordial bilateral relations with the Republic of Uganda.
The Cuban Ambassador designate, H.E. Perez upon presentation of her letters of credence reiterated the importance of the historical bilateral relations between Uganda and Cuba premised on common values and mutual understanding in promoting development especially through South South Cooperation. Amb. Perez assured the Honorable Minister of her efforts to enhance the already strong relations between Uganda and Cuba. Amb Perez also expressed her anticipation for the Non-Aligned Movement Summit to be hosted in Uganda and looks forward to Cuba’s participation.
Dr. Issahaq Umar Iddrisu, the Regional Hub Manager of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in presenting his letters of Credence, expressed his appreciation for the hospitality accorded to the IDP by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He went on to share the bank’s portfolio in Uganda which included investment in the energy, transport and social sectors, financing of training colleges and infrastructural projects, irrigation projects, micro finance support and scholarship schemes.
Dr. Issahaq emphasized the bank’s commitment to human resource development as a key area of support aside from the many development projects in Uganda.
H.E Cherif Qualid, Ambassador designate of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in presenting his letters of Credence, conveyed his appreciation for the strong cordial relations between Uganda and Algeria and looked forward to deepening bilateral relations between both countries starting with renewal of expired agreements like Joint Permanent Commission and energy sector agreements to boost trade between both countries.
H.E Qualid also assured the Minister of Algeria’s commitment to security cooperation between both countries to curb the rise of terrorism on the African continent.
H.E Park Sung Soo Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Korea in presenting his letters of Credence, commended the Minister on the hospitality and friendly nature of Ugandans. Amb. Park highlighted 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 emphasized the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation between both countries.
The Minister in conclusion, assured the Envoys of the full support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in execution of the duties and wished them productive tours of duty.