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

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT TO UGANDA OF PRIME MINISTER SHRI NARENDRA MODI 24-25 JULY 2018, 25th-July 2018

At the invitation of His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi undertook a State Visit to Uganda from 24 - 25 July 2018.  He was accompanied by a high-level delegation of senior officials of the Government of India and a large business delegation. This was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 21 years.

Benin and Uganda Agree on Dynamic Relations, 11th-July 2018

There is urgent need to make the existing cordial bilateral relations between the Republics of Benin and Uganda more dynamic so as to benefit the people of the two friendly countries.

PRESIDENT ALPHA CONDE HAILS GOOD UGANDA - GUINEA RELATIONS, 2nd-July 2018

The President of the Republic of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde, has hailed the existing cordial relations that exist between his country and the Republic of Uganda.
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