Economic and Commercial Diplomacy

Uganda's Missions remain the lynch pin in promoting the country's Commercial (promotion of Tourism, Trade and Investment.) and Economic Diplomacy (external resource mobilisation and technology transfers).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has had to ensure that its officers undertake specialized training in trade negotiations, commercial, political and multilateral diplomacy among others to meet this challenge.

Given that Commercial Diplomacy is diplomacy with a commercial twist – diplomacy designed to influence foreign government policy and regulatory decisions that affect global trade and investment. Besides supporting trade negotiations and external resource mobilisation, MOFA and its 32 Missions abroad continue to carry out the various activities to promote Uganda as the best Investment destination, best tourist destination and a source of quality products to the outside markets as well as participating in all negotiations at the World Trade Organisations (WTO), the European Union and other forums.

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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