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

Refugees to get COVID-19 Vaccination - President Museveni , 11th-March 2021

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has commended the government of Uganda and President Yoweri Museveni for the good and flexible refugee policies that have enabled people from the neighboring countries to take refuge in Uganda and amicably coexist with the hosting communities. 

President Museveni Meets IGAD Executive Secretary , 23rd-February 2021

President Museveni and the  IGAD Executive Secretary discussed matters of mutual interest between Uganda and Ethiopia as well as regional issues.

Irish Ambassador to Uganda Pays Courtesy Call on The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22nd-February 2021

The Permanent Secretary and his guest discussed matters regarding security in the Eastern and Central Africa region.
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