The Uganda accredited ambassador to Ireland, Julius Peter Moto presented his Letters of Credence to the President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin (Presidential House) in capital Dublin on Thursday.
Amb. Moto according to a statement from Dublin was accompanied by the Deputy Head of Mission, Amb. John Leonard Mugerwa and Mr. Moses Mpungu, Second Secretary.
He reportedly conveyed greetings from H.E. President Yoweri Museveni and expressed Uganda’s appreciation for Ireland’s support and development cooperation in priority areas of education, agriculture, health and governance.
Museveni also pledged to further strengthen relations between the two countries, especially in trade, tourism and investment.
Meanwhile President Higgins expressed satisfaction with the cordial bilateral relations and recalled his previous visits to Uganda prior to becoming the leader of the North Atlantic Island.
He underscored the need to scale up cooperation in trade and investment.
Moto and his Ugandan team later hosted a Vin d’Honneur Reception at Camden Court Hotel, Dublin attended by the diplomatic corps, officials from the Irish government and the Ugandan community in Ireland.
The ambassador is expected to hold meetings with Mr. Ruairi de Burca, Director General of Irish Aid, Mr. Kevin Smyth, Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture, and Mr. Frank Smyth, Director, UN Coordination, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade today Friday.
He is also scheduled to address a business round table comprising Irish and Ugandan companies on trade and investment opportunities in Uganda, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.