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

Eastern Africa's Regional Intelligence Unit Celebrates 3rd Anniversary, 24th-May 2021

Uganda is host to the Headquarters of the Eastern Africa Fusion and Liaison Unit (EA-FLU)-a regional body whose mandate is to support and facilitate regional cooperation initiatives to curb terrorism and other transnational threats posed by organized criminals.

Countries on River Nile course must plan together for sustainability - President Museveni, 2nd-May 2021

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the countries on the course of River Nile must plan together for sustainability of the water of the Nile. 

IGAD Director Pays Courtesy Call on the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22nd-April 2021

Director Omogo briefed the Permanent Secretary about the upcoming 16th meeting of the Committee of Permanent Secretaries (CPS) of IGAD to be held in Entebbe later this month
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