East African Community and Ring States Department

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East African Community and Rings States

Responsible Officer: Head of Department

Objectives: To initiate and coordinate implementation of Foreign Policy decisions relating to East African Community, Ring States, IGAD and the Horn of Africa.

Outputs: Promotion of Bilateral relations between Uganda and countries in the East Africa, Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa.

Responsible for coordinating and liaising with government departments and other Ugandan Institutions on the social, political and economic aspects of Uganda's cooperation with countries of East Africa, Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions.

It is also responsible coordinating and promoting Uganda's interests in the EAC, IGAD and ICGLR regional blocs.

The department further acts as a link between the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ugandan missions abroad matters of cooperation and integration within East Africa, Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa regions by providing Missions with timely information that is relevant for effective negotiations and representation of Uganda's interests abroad.


Highlights

UGANDA'S PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION HIGH-LEVEL COMMITTEE, 3rd-June 2017

The 71st President of the UN General Assembly, Mr Peter Thomson, on 30th May 2016 appointed Uganda's Permanent Representative, to the UN in New York, Amb Adonia Ayebare, President of the High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation.

UGANDA PARTICIPATES IN 8TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF HIGH RANKING SECURITY OFFICIALS, ZAVIDOVO, RUSSIA, 30th-May 2017

The 8th International Meeting of High-Ranking Security Officials hosted by Russia in Zavidovo, a national park in Varaksino, Tver region, took place in May 23-25, 2017, reports the Uganda Embassy in Moscow.

MONSIGNOR AUGUSTINE KASUJJA ASSUMES POSITION AS APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN BELGIUM, 23rd-May 2017

Most Reverend Msgr. Augustine Kasujja, a Ugandan has assumed his position as Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium.
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