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UGANDA AND EUROPEAN UNION RECONFIRM PARTNERSHIP AT ARTICLE 8 POLITICAL DIALOGUE

Thursday, 25th October 2018
The Republic of Uganda and the European Union reconfirmed their close partnership in a Political Dialogue meeting held on 24 October, 2018, hosted by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe. The meeting was held in accordance with Article 8 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement and forms part of regular political dialogue between Uganda and the European Union on global, regional and national issues of mutual interest.

The discussion was held in an open, cordial and constructive atmosphere. The EU delegation was led by the European Union Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Attilio Pacifici, who was joined by the Heads of Mission of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Also in attendance were the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Security, the Attorney General and the Secretary General of the NRM, as well as senior government officials.

The topics for the political dialogue ranged from business climate, trade and investment to matters of rule of law as well as regional issues, with the European Union thanking Uganda for its positive role in promoting regional peace and security. The EU also expressed its gratitude to His Excellency the President of Uganda and Ministers in the Government for regularly being available for a constructive political dialogue.

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