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UGANDA AND IRELAND TO BOOST BILATERAL TIES, TRADE AND INVESTMENT

Saturday, 10th July 2021
The Uganda's High Commissioner to UK, accredited to Ireland, H.E Julius Peter Moto held a bilateral engagement with Director for Africa, Mr. Alan Gibbons at Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin on 1st October 2021 to discuss bilateral matters and  promotion of  trade, tourism and investment between Uganda and Ireland. The meeting was also attended by the Honorary Consul of Uganda to Ireland, Dr. Sylvia Katete Gavigan and Mission staff.

During the meeting, the High Commissioner underscored Uganda's commitment to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries for mutual benefits. In addition, he expressed the importance of implementing the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in September 2019. It will further boost bilateral cooperation in the areas of diplomatic relations, political consultations, education, health and governance among other priority areas.

Amb. Moto appreciated Ireland's recent support to Uganda in the fight against Covid-19 by donating 335,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. Also lauded Ireland's support for the re-election of Judge Julia Sebutinde to the International Court of Justice, and the support to Uganda on the humanitarian needs of refugees to implement the  Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF).

The Director for Africa, Mr. Alan Gibbons reiterated the commitment of Ireland to strengthen the cordial bilateral ties both countries enjoy. He thanked Uganda for supporting Ireland's election to the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 period and the quick facilitation for Amb. Kevin Colgan, Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda to present his credentials to H.E the President of Uganda.

During the visit to Ireland, the Mission extended consular services to Ugandan and Business Community in Ireland from 29 September to 04 October, 2021 including processing of Passport applications, collection of newly issued passports, national ID registration/collection, dual citizenship application and advice to potential investors.
 
At the end of the outreach mission, the Amb. Moto and Mission staff were hosted by the  Uganda Association Ireland for a dinner at the Africa Centre, Dublin for more engagements with the Ugandan diaspora.