East African Community and Ring States Department

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East African Community and Rings States

Responsible Officer: Head of Department

Objectives: To initiate and coordinate implementation of Foreign Policy decisions relating to East African Community, Ring States, IGAD and the Horn of Africa.

Outputs: Promotion of Bilateral relations between Uganda and countries in the East Africa, Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa.

Responsible for coordinating and liaising with government departments and other Ugandan Institutions on the social, political and economic aspects of Uganda's cooperation with countries of East Africa, Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions.

It is also responsible coordinating and promoting Uganda's interests in the EAC, IGAD and ICGLR regional blocs.

The department further acts as a link between the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ugandan missions abroad matters of cooperation and integration within East Africa, Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa regions by providing Missions with timely information that is relevant for effective negotiations and representation of Uganda's interests abroad.


Highlights

PRESIDENT ATTENDS THE FRANCE-AFRICA SUMMIT ON "PARTNERSHIP, PEACE AND EMERGENCY", 16th-January 2017

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was in Bamako, Mali where he made a keynote presentation on peace and security at The France-Africa Summit on "Partnership, Peace and Emergency". Below is his speech.

EGYPT'S FATTAH AL-SISI FOR ONE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO UGANDA, 17th-December 2016

The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be in Uganda on a one-day official visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni.

KUTESA MEETS NEW UN SECRETARY-GENERAL, INVITES HIM TO SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE IN UGANDA, EARLY 2017, 14th-December 2016

Hon. Sam Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday 14th December 2016 met with the Secretary-General designate, Antonio Guterres, congratulating him on his new role, and discussing matters related to the development cooperation and Uganda's role in the region.
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