Thursday, November 11, 2010

Uganda to open embassy in South Korea

By vision reporter

UGANDA and South Korea are to establish embassies in Kampala and Seoul by next year to strengthen diplomatic operations of the two countries and facilitate the increasing socio–economic ties between their peoples.

This was agreed during a recent meeting between Uganda’s Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya and Lee Sang Deuk, the President of the National Assembly of Korea, at the Congress House in Seoul in Korea.

Bukenya, according to a release from his office, said establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries would increase collaboration both at Government and business levels.

He observed that currently, Uganda’s mission serving Korea is in Japan, while Korea’s embassy is in Kenya, which, he said, makes it expensive and inconveniencing to persons travelling to the countries.

Bukenya hailed the support from the Korea International Development Agency, which includes training of Ugandans in leadership and modern organic production.

He also asked Korea to support Uganda by transferring their technology and skills to Uganda, especially in the textile industry.

Deuk promised that his country would send technocrats to Uganda.
The Vice-President, who was in Korea for the G20 summit, returned on Tuesday.

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