National
Minister Kutesa meets foreign envoys
Publish Date: Feb 28, 2014
Minister Kutesa meets foreign envoys
Minister Kutesa and Ambassador Alphons Hennekens of the Netherlands
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision reporter

Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa Thursday met several ambassadors accredited to Uganda with whom they discussed the Anti-homosexuality law recently assented to by the President.

According to a press release from the ministry, Kutesa’s visitors included Alain Hanssen (Belgium), ambassador Urban Andersson (Sweden), ambassador Scott DeLisi (US), Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther of Norway, ambassador Alphons Hennekens (Netherlands) and Dan Frederiksen (Denmark).

The press release about the meeting reads: “The Minister of Foreign Affairs today met Ambassadors of Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the US to discuss the anti-homosexuality law recently assented by His Excellency the President.

“They all expressed their governments’ objection of the passing of the Bill.

“However, there was consensus from the ambassadors that they continue to value the partnership with Uganda and far-reaching decisions will not be taken in haste as they continue to engage the Ugandan Government on the issue.

“The ambassadors were mindful that they do not want ordinary people to suffer as a result development assistance cuts, as they are closely observing the implications of the Law.

“Kutesa reiterated the President’s position on the law but emphasized that its intention is not to discriminate, harass or witch-hunt homosexuals but prohibit the promotion and exhibition of homosexuality in Uganda. The minister added that “we should examine this issue in a cool and rational manner”, with continued engagement as a way forward.”

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Male teachers in Kibuku, Pallisa sharing latrines with girls
Male teachers in Kibuku and Pallisa districts share pit latrines with girls, a survey released recently shows....
Compulsory national service for S.6 leavers
The National Planning Authority wants compulsory national service for all S.6 leavers to be an integral component of Uganda’s NDP II....
Burundi rivals hold talks to ease pre-vote tensions
Burundi''s ruling party has said it is "ready for compromise" with the opposition to ensure peaceful elections, as warnings mount of the risk of violence in the upcoming key polls....
Kaye’s ruling set for next week
The General Court Martial is expected to deliver a ruling in a case in which, Lt. Col. John Kaye, is accused of murder and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline on February 5....
Court warns Sejusa aides’ lawyers
The General Court Martial has warned lawyers defending Gen. David Sejusa’s aides and associates against “stalling” the trial of their clients on speculation that President Yoweri Museveni is about to order for their unconditional release....
No compensation for  forest encroachers - Munaaba
People who settled in forest reserves should not expect compensation from government, State minister for environment Flavia Munaaba has said....
Do you agree with the new tax on private schools?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter