H.E Stephen Mubiru, Uganda’s Ambassador to Turkey (3rd Left) Ms. Emek Eker, Uganda’s Honorary Consul to Antalya (C) H.E. Kerem ALP, Turkish Ambassador to Uganda (2nd Right) Mr. Julius Mwijusya, Head Economic and Commercial Diplomacy division (2nd Left) Mr. Joseph Barigye Counselor Uganda Embassy (3rd left)
The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Turkey, officially opened up an Honorary Consulate in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya in the south of Turkey on 26th November 2021.
This followed the successful vetting and approval of Ms Emek Eker as Uganda’s Honorary Consul to one of Turkey’s top tourist province of Antalya.
The launch of the Consulate was preceded by a series of exhibitions held at Hilton Hotel in Antalya that focused on promoting Uganda as a competitive investment destination in Africa as well as top tourism destination.
The event that was presided by H.E. Stephen Mubiru Uganda’s Ambassador to Turkey and attended by H.E Kerem Alp, the Turkish Ambassador to Uganda as well as Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, top Business CEOs of the Antalya organised Industrial zone and representatives of the Tourism Industry of Antalya.
During the function, Ambassador Stephen Mubiru persuaded Turkish investors and tourists to make Uganda a top choice. He further elaborated on the Trade and Investment opportunities that exist in Uganda in the different sectors of Agriculture, Education, Health, ICT. He also made a case for Coffee and other agricultural products such as vanilla, cocoa beans that are abundant in Uganda and highly sought after in Turkey.
The event was also graced by the Deputy Mayor of Antalya, the Deputy Executive of the Antalya Chamber of Commerce as well as hundreds of guests that were treated to a Uganda Coffee cupping session and served fresh Ugandan pineapple that was specially imported for the function.
The Head of Economic and commercial diplomacy division at the Embassy Mr. Julius Mwijusya also made a detailed presentation about Uganda Tourism, Investment and trade opportunities that were made through well crafted and translated vedios that were later shared with the newly opened consulate for circulation.