Kampala, 16 February 2023 (TDI): President of Uganda Yoweri kaguta Museveni today received credentials from eight new Envoys. These include; South Sudan, France, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Equatorial Guinea, and the Sahrawi Republic.

Ceremony was held at the State House of Entebbe. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Regional Cooperation, and other senior government officials also attended the ceremony.

The first representative to submit his credentials to President Museveni was Juach Deng of the Republic of South Sudan.

Uganda is friendly in promoting positive and friendly ties and trade with their countries and is eager to cooperate among such states. They are keen to take appropriate measures to strengthen their peace.

Museveni said, “I received credentials from newly appointed ambassadors of South Sudan, France, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Equatorial Guinea & the Sahrawi Republic.”

He also added, “I told them Uganda is keen on fostering good relations and trade with their nations.”

The new Envoys were greeted by President Yoweri Museveni. He reaffirmed Uganda’s commitment to fostering its bilateral ties with the nations represented by the new envoys.

Expanding Biliteral ties with South Sudan

Uganda and South Sudan want to expand their existing bilateral ties. This was decided upon during a meeting that took place on 5 January 2023 between President Salva Kiir and Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo in the capital, Juba.

According to the Vice President of Uganda, they will continue to assist in the execution of the peace agreement in South Sudan, and no more conflict and violence between these two nations.

Museveni greeted the new high commissioner with whom he spoke about issues of concern to both nations. He pledged to further solidify the already close ties between the two nations.

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He also received credentials of the new representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Uganda, Monzer Fathi Abdel Aziz Mohamed Saleem, and invited them to visit the Nile River.

The Ambassadors expressed gratitude to Uganda for its warm welcome and said they felt at home.