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

President Museveni to World Bank, "Support our priorities", 30th-August 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the World Bank to support Uganda's priorities including industrial transformation and value addition if they are to help lift the standards of living of the people of Uganda.

Museveni, Kikwete meet ahead of Africa Green Revolution Summit, 30th-August 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda is ready to embrace the harmonization of ideas on what is supposed to be done as far as food security is concerned.

President Museveni, New Envoys Discuss Development, Refugees, 28th-July 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has received letters of credence from the new Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhang Lizhong and the new UN Resident Coordinator to Uganda H.E. Susan Namondo Ngongi.
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