Minister Kutesa (L) bids farewell to Kameda
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa on Wednesday 14th October 2020 hosted a farewell luncheon in honour of the outgoing Ambassador of Japan His Excellency Kazuaki Kameda.
Kutesa paid a glowing tribute to Kameda for the significant role he has played in promoting the excellent and friendly bilateral relations between Japan and Uganda, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.
He cited the New Nile Bridge, the Road Construction and maintenance equipment, the ongoing Kampala Flyover Project, and interventions in the fields of Agriculture, Health and various Community services as landmark achievements made during the tenure of Ambassador Kameda.
He wished Ambassador Kameda a safe journey back and success in his future assignments.
In his response Ambassador Kameda thanked the Government and the people of Uganda, and in particular, Kutesa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for all the cooperation and facilities put at his disposal during his tour of duty. He promised to continue promoting the good relations between the two countries.
The luncheon was attended by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, H.E. Mohammed Suleiman Ahmed, the Chief Representative of JICA in Kampala, The Permanent Secretary Min. Of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, and Senior Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Embassy was established in Uganda in 1997. However, the Ugandan Embassy was opened in Japan in 1973, but temporarily closed in 1978 and reopened in 1994. Uganda exports to Japan include fish, coffee, sesame among other while imports range from automobiles, and steel.
By Drake Nyamugabwa