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UGANDA AND JAPAN STRENGTHEN BILATERAL RELATIONS

Tuesday, 15th January 2019
H.E Kazuaki KAMEDA, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of  Uganda paid a courtesy call on  Amb. Patrick MUGOYA the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 14 / 1 / 2019 at the Ministry Headquarters.

In his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary  hailed the existing bilateral  relations between Uganda and Japan noting that these relations have indeed  continued to grow from strength to strength.

Ambassador Kameda, reiterated  the  commitment of the Japanese Government to the promotion of Development and strengthening Cooperation with the Government of Uganda, in key priority areas of Infrastructure, Health, Agriculture,  Education & Sports.

In addition to this, he highlighted the recent commissioning of the Source of the Nile Bridge in Jinja  last  year in October, which was largely financed by Japan and constructed by a consortium whose main partner, the Japanese Zenitaka Corporation is evident of the implementation of some of the Infrastructure projects under Development cooperation the Government of Japan is committed to fulfilling.
 
In response, Amb. Mugoya remarked in agreement that the Government of Japan has been quite instrumental in the Economic Infrastructure Development of Uganda emphasizing that this partnership is aimed at promoting harmonized and effective cooperation between both Uganda & Japan.

Further more , the Permanent Secretary pledged his full continued support and that of the Ministry to the Ambassador  and the Government of Japan in a bid to strengthen the bounds of friendship and cooperation that exist between the two countries.

In his closing remarks,  Amb. Kameda expressed his appreciation  and gratitude for the cooperation   that has always been  accorded to him by  the Ministry and other Departments and Government Agencies  in execution of his duties pledging the continued support of the People and Government of Japan to the People and Government of Uganda.


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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PUBLIC DIPLOMACY UNIT

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