Kampala, 10 November 2021 (TDI): Vice Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Choi Jongmoon, paid a two days long visit to Uganda. Korean government officials are also accompanied by the Minister on the visit.
The main purpose of the visit is to bolster the bilateral relations and deepen cooperation between both countries.
The South Korean delegation met with Ugandan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Okello Oyrem, and discussed areas of common interest.
HAPPENING NOW; HON OKELLO OYREM MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS MEETS H.E CHOI JONGMOON, THE VICE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA🇺🇬🇰🇷@KagutaMuseveni @moonriver365 @MOFAkr_eng @GenJejeOdongo @okelloryem pic.twitter.com/eokavkIRvX
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Uganda 🇺🇬 (@UgandaMFA) November 9, 2021
The Republic of Korea and the Republic of Uganda shares close bilateral relations. South Korea supports refugee programs through UNHCR in Uganda. The program focuses on strengthening health care, hygiene, water, and sanitation services.
Bilateral relations between both countries were established in 1963. Since then, South Korea helps Uganda by providing aids, setting up small and large scale factories, and loans for infrastructure development.
In 2016, at the Korea-Uganda summit, both countries’ presidents met in the state house of Entebbe. They agreed to increase cooperation in the development, defense, and economic sector and many other areas.