The President warmly welcomed to Uganda the new envoys
Six newly appointed Ambassadors to Uganda have presented their credentials to President Yoweri Museveni at separate ceremonies held at State House, Entebbe.
The new envoys are from Angola, Venezuela, Spain, Thailand, the Czech Republic and Japan.
Museveni emphasized to the new Japanese Ambassador, Kazuaki Kameda, the need for other countries in the world to buy goods manufactured from the big market of the African continent so that the balance of trade between African countries and those outside the continent is realized.
“Africa is a big market. We have been buying cars from Japan since 1963. The Japanese should also buy African made products so that the business is balanced,” he said.
Museveni warmly welcomed to Uganda the new Angolan envoy, Virgilio Marquede.
He commended the brotherly relations that happily exist between Angola and Uganda and said that the two countries should work to enhance trade relations between them for the benefit of the people of Angola and Uganda.
Later, Museveni received letters of credence of the new Venezuelan Ambassador, Jhony Fred Baiza Arismendi.
He congratulated the envoy upon the assumption of the tour of duties in Uganda and stressed that trade between Africa and South American countries should be enhanced.
Museveni also received the credentials of the new Spanish envoy, Jose Javier Nagore, those of the new Czech Republic, Pavel Rezac and those of the Thai Ambassador, Prastiporn Weprasit.
State Minister for International Affairs, Hon. Okello Henry Oryem, attended the ceremonies.