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Hungary to open embassy in Uganda

By Joyce Namutebi

Added 3rd November 2017 10:35 AM

Hungarian deputy foreign affairs minister Frenc Dancs said his country has selected Uganda as a priority country for development co-operation.

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Hungarian deputy foreign affairs minister Frenc Dancs said his country has selected Uganda as a priority country for development co-operation.

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Uganda has formally accepted a request from Hungary to open a Diplomatic Mission at the level of Charge D’Affaires in Kampala in the near future.
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa, revealed the new development during a meeting with Hungary's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Frenc Dancs, at the ministry's offices in Kampala.
 
Kutesa, according to a press release, recalled that he had had an opportunity to meet with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September.
 
“He (Kuteesa) informed Dancs that Uganda had formally accepted a request from Hungary to open a Diplomatic Mission at the level of Charge D’Affaires in Kampala in the near future,” the press release stated in part.
 
Dancs said it was an honour to meet Uganda’s foreign affairs minister and congratulated him on a successful tenure as the 69th President of the UN General Assembly.
 
He explained that he was in the country to discuss in detail the content of the MoUs on development co-operation between the two foreign ministries.

 
 
On the Commercial Diplomacy front, Dancs informed Kutesa that Hungary had selected Uganda as a priority country for development co-operation and would be exploring more business to business relationships and encouraging its private sector to venture into Uganda’s tourism, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas sector.
 
The two parties discussed various issues on the multilateral and bilateral front, particularly areas from which they could learn from each other on handling refugee crises.
 
The press release said Kutesa will make an official visit to Hungary this month, during which a number of MoUs in various sectors will be finalised and signed.
 
The meeting was attended by senior officials from Uganda and Hungary, as well as the Honorary Consul of Hungary in Uganda, Mr. Gordon Wavamunno.

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