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First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports in Uganda, Mrs Janet Museveni held bilateral talks with the UK's Minister of State for Africa and Department for International Development, Mrs Harriet Baldwin on the sidelines of the World Education Forum.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019

After attending the recently concluded World Education Forum in London 18th ' 22 Jan 2019, the Uganda Minister of Education and Sports, Mama Janet K. Museveni First Lady of Uganda & Member of Parliament representing Ruhaama County, Ntungamo District held a bilateral meeting with Hon Harriett Mary Morison Baldwin, a British Conservative politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire since 2010 and joint Minister of State at the Foreign Office and Department for International Development MP in her office at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the 20thJan 2019.

The two Ministers discussed UK DFID support to the education sectors in Uganda, notably in refugee affected areas and in Karamoja. As a result of the armed conflict in the great lakes region notably South Sudan,over one million refugees have been displaced. Most of these are in Uganda making her the third largest refugee hosting nation in the world. This number is expected to continue to increase. Refugees are unlikely to return home in the near future because of conflict and political instability. Hon Harriet reassured UK's continuous support to Uganda. Ms Janet expressed gratefulness to the Her Majesty's Government for immensely contributing to budget support towards the recovery efforts of Uganda since 1986.

UK Uganda relationship is cordial in view of the strategic position of Uganda in the Great Lakes region. Uganda's influence and relative stability in the region makes it a priority country for UK objectives. The planned budget for DFID investment to Uganda in FY 2018/19 is '100m mainly on building Resilience and an Effective emergency Refugee Response; strengthening Uganda's Response to Malaria and in transforming the economy through Climate Smart Agribusiness.

The two Ministers discussed matters of bilateral importance and in attendance were Ambassador Julius Peter Moto, Uganda's High Commissioner to London & Ireland; and Ambassador Peter West, UK High Commissioner to Kampala.