DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS

The Department is responsible for foreign policy related international political issues, including political issues under the United Nations, Commonwealth, European Union, Non-Aligned Movement, Organisation of Islamic Conference etc. 

The key functions of the Department of International Political Affairs are:

  • Strengthening and promoting preventive diplomacy, peace support and peace-building international initiatives which are consistent with Uganda's national interest.
  • Initiating technical policy recommendations on issues related to international peace and security. 
  • Coordinating aspects of Missions related to international peace and security.
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of international peace and security.
  • Strengthening a coordinated and cooperative mechanism between Ministry and other national relevant security stakeholders. 
  • Spearheading global political negotiations in taking into account Uganda's national interests i.e. global peace and security, governance, global terrorism and crime.
  • Lobby for international support needed to complement Government efforts in the implementation of agreed global political outcomes.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in international political organisations

Highlights

HONOURABLE SAM KUTESA, RECIEVES COPIES OF LETTERS OF CREDENTIALS FROM SRI LANKA AND THAILAND ENVOYS, 14/8/2019, KAMPALA, 15th-August 2019

Hon. Sam K. KUTESA, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda today received copies of credentials from two new envoys to Uganda at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala.

The Diplomats included Sri Lanka's High Commissioner-designate H.E Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena DE SILVA and H.E Cherdkiat ATTHAKOR, the Kingdom of Thailand's incoming Ambassador.

UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 8TH AUGUST 2019, KAMPALA, 10th-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam K. KUTESA this morning received and held discussions with Mr. Huang Xia, the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region. Mr. Xia who assumed office earlier this year called on Hon. Kutesa at the Ministry Headquarters to discuss matters concerning regional peace and security of the Great Lakes Region.

HON. SAM KUTESA MEETS WITH FRENCH AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE TO THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA., 1st-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda ,Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA, today met with  the  Ambassador Designate of France to Uganda, H.E. Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU  at the Ministry Headquarters.
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