By Vision Reporter
TWELVE newly-accredited ambassadors have presented their credentials to President Yoweri Museveni. The ceremonies took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe.
Ambassador Habib Mahfud Boukhreis from the Republic of Sahrawi was the first to present his papers to the President.
Museveni welcomed him to Uganda and stressed the need to strengthen relations between Uganda and Sahrawi.
Meeting the new Moroccan ambassador, Abdeljabbar Brahime, Museveni said Uganda and the North African country should strengthen the cordial relations existing between the two countries.
The President told the new Austrian envoy, Christian Hasenbichler, that Uganda looked forward to heightening the collaborative relations between the two countries.
Presenting his papers, Hungarian ambassador Sandor Juhasz said he looked forward to strengthening the mutual relations between Uganda and Hungary.
He also commended the President for his ardent commitment to restoring peace in the war-torn Somalia.
Ambassador Milan Zachar of the Slovak Republic commended Museveni for the good relations between Uganda and Slovakia.
The envoy said Slovakia was committed to nurturing the relations between the two countries.
President Museveni later received credentials from the new Serbian ambassador, Zdravko Bisic.
Bisic pledged to work hard to ensure that the good relations between Serbia and Uganda continue to flourish.
Receiving the new Zambian high commissioner, Darius Sternbeck Bubala, Museveni said Zambia and Uganda share a lot of commonalties, adding that the two countries should strive to ensure the development and advancement of their people.
Welcoming the new Malaysian high commissioner, Zainol bin Zainuddin, Museveni commended the relations between the two Commonwealth countries.
The new Phillipino ambassador, Domingo Lucenario Junior, expressed his countryâ€™s gratitude to President Museveni and the people of Uganda for hosting the over 200 Philippinos staying in Uganda.
The envoy stressed the need for Uganda and the Philippines to establish a strong bilateral mechanism that will enable mutual co-operation for the benefit of their people.
Museveni also received letters of credence from the new Malian ambassador, Nâ€™Diaye Amadou, whom he assured of assistance to enable him carry out his diplomatic duties successfully.
The new Pakistani High Commissioner, Masroor Junejo, said Pakistan is committed to the strengthening of ties with Uganda.
Museveni also received papers from the new Mexican ambassador, Louis Javier Campuzano.
Campuzano assured Museveni of Mexicoâ€™s continued cooperation, adding that his country wanted to help Uganda develop its agro-processing industry.