President Museveni Receives Credentials from Nine Envoys


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has accepted the credentials of nine newly accredited envoys to the country. The envoys, including ambassadors and high commissioners from Ethiopia, India, Belgium, Namibia, Malawi, the Philippines, Mozambique, Brazil, and Canada, presented their credentials during a ceremony held at the State House in Entebbe.

Ethiopia’s new ambassador to Uganda, Etsegenet Bezabih Yimenu, conveyed greetings from President Sahle-Work Zewde to President Museveni and pledged to strengthen the existing strong relationship between their two countries. Discussions on mutual interests between Ethiopia and Uganda also took place during the meeting.

Upender Singh Rawat, India’s new ambassador to Uganda, assured Museveni of his commitment to strengthen bilateral relations based on partnership and mutual interest. Rawat, who previously served as India’s ambassador to Panama, aims to enhance the existing ties between India and Uganda during his tenure.

Belgium’s Ambassador Hugues Chantry conveyed greetings from Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and expressed the desire to strengthen bilateral relations between Belgium and Uganda.

Namibia’s High Commissioner to Uganda, Lebbius Tangeni Tobias, and Ugandan businessman Godfrey Kirumira, the Honorary Consul of Namibia to Uganda, also presented their credentials. Tangeni is seeking to strengthen the long-standing relationship between Namibia and Uganda.

Callista Jennie Mutharika, the new High Commissioner of Malawi to Uganda, conveyed friendship greetings from President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and pledged to enhance economic, political, and social ties between the two countries. She sought Uganda’s support in value addition to Malawi’s agricultural and livestock products.

The new ambassadors from the Philippines, Mozambique, Brazil, and Canada also presented their credentials and expressed their commitment to strengthening bilateral ties with Uganda.

During the engagements, President Museveni emphasized the potential of the African continent as a market for Europe and Asia and encouraged companies from Canada and Brazil to seize opportunities for cooperation.

President Museveni welcomed the envoys to Uganda and assured them of the country’s continued cordial relations based on mutual respect and cooperation.

The ceremony was attended by Uganda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Regional Cooperation, John Mulimba, and other government officials.

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