Uganda Gets 5 New Envoys

illness geneva; font-size: small;”>The ceremonies were witnessed by State Minister for International Affairs Okello Oryem.

rx geneva;”>In separate ceremonies held yesterday at State House Entebbe Museveni warmly welcomed to Uganda the new Cypriot High Commissioner Agis Loizou, with whom he discussed bilateral issues concerning the two countries.

Museveni requested the people of Cyprus, through the new envoy, to take advantage of the excellent existing relationship between the 2 Commonwealth member countries and engage in Uganda’s economic development especially in those sectors that are still largely untapped in order to promote business opportunities between Kampala and Nicosia.

High Commissioner Agis conveyed greetings from the Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias, saying Cyprus is looking forward to enhancing its development co-operation with Uganda for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Cyprus with a total population of 1 million is a member of the European Union. Its main economic activities are in the sectors of tourism, shipping and financial services.

Museveni also received letters of credence of the Chilean Ambassador Konrad Paulsen, with whom he discussed bilateral issues ranging from social, political and economic as well as investment opportunities existing in their two respective countries.

Ambassador Paulsen saluted Museveni for the warm reception accorded to him since his arrival in the country and pledged Chilean support to Uganda’s efforts to attain development.

He informed the President that Chile is one of the countries in South America that is stable and prosperous in terms of human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization and economic freedom.


The President told the new Bangladesh High Commissioner Wahidur Rahman that Bangladesh should exploit further their strong co-operative relationship to promote business opportunities available in the two countries.

The new Israel Ambassador Gil Haskel, also presented his credentials to Museveni. The President asked the envoy to encourage Israeli companies to “come and invest in Uganda to enable us export not only to African but also to international markets.”

“Africa which has natural resources, human resources and market which you should utilize, is hungry for capital and technology which we are about to overcome,” the President noted.

Museveni informed the Israeli Ambassador Africa enjoys zero tax to access the European, Indian and Chinese markets saying that this could be an added opportunity for the Israeli entrepreneurs to access if they invested in Uganda’s industrial development.

The new Sri Lankan High Commissioner Thambirajah informed President Museveni that his country is steadily working towards the industrialization of its national economy mainly in the sectors of food processing, textiles, telecommunications and finance.

Sir Lanka, with a population of 20.2 million, exports mainly tea, coffee, coconuts, rubber and cinnamon.

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