The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International affairs Henry Oryem Okello has hailed the bilateral relations existing between Uganda and the United Kingdom at a farewell luncheon hosted on Wednesday November 4, 2020, in honour of the outgoing UK High Commissioner to Uganda His Excellence Peter. G. West.
Oryem paid a glowing tribute to the high commissioner for the significant role he has played in promoting the excellent and cordial bilateral relations between the UK and Uganda.
The Minister further commended the UK government’s long term commitment to promoting the funding of Uganda’s development initiatives such as recovery programmes in Northern Uganda, improving maternal and reproductive health, driving growth services and trade among others.
Oryem wished ambassador West a safe journey back and remarkable success in his future assignments.
In his response, the outgoing high commissioner conveyed a message of gratitude to President Museveni, the people and the government of Uganda and in particular the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the cooperation and facilities put at his disposal during his tour of duty.
West further reiterated that UK AID funding will continue to support initiatives and the different development programmes focusing on poverty reduction, financial accountability, climate change and respecting human rights.
He further pledged to continue promoting the good relations between the UK and Uganda.