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Hon. Henry Oryem Okello (MP) | Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs)

Henry Oryem Okello is a politician and lawyer by profession. He is the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs). He was appointed to that position in 2005. In the cabinet reshuffles of 1 June 2006,that of 16 February 2009, and that of 27 May 2011, he retained his cabinet post. He has previously served as State Minister for Sports, from 2001 until 2005. He was born in Chwa County in Kitgum District on 21 January 1960. His late father is General Tito Lutwa Okello (19141996), who served as President of Uganda between July 1985 and January 1986.

Work experience and achievements:
He practiced as a legal executive between 1988 and 2000, in the United Kingdom. In 2001, he was elected to represent Chwa County, Kitgum District, in the Ugandan Parliament, serving in that position until 2006. He was appointed Minister of State for Education and Sports, responsible for sports, serving in that capacity concurrent with his parliamentary responsibilities, until 2005. In 2005 he was appointed to his current ministerial position. Between 2001 and 2005, he served as the Anglophone Vice President, Supreme Council for Sports in Africa

Highlights

HONOURABLE SAM KUTESA, RECIEVES COPIES OF LETTERS OF CREDENTIALS FROM SRI LANKA AND THAILAND ENVOYS, 14/8/2019, KAMPALA, 15th-August 2019

Hon. Sam K. KUTESA, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda today received copies of credentials from two new envoys to Uganda at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala.

The Diplomats included Sri Lanka's High Commissioner-designate H.E Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena DE SILVA and H.E Cherdkiat ATTHAKOR, the Kingdom of Thailand's incoming Ambassador.

UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 8TH AUGUST 2019, KAMPALA, 10th-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam K. KUTESA this morning received and held discussions with Mr. Huang Xia, the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region. Mr. Xia who assumed office earlier this year called on Hon. Kutesa at the Ministry Headquarters to discuss matters concerning regional peace and security of the Great Lakes Region.

HON. SAM KUTESA MEETS WITH FRENCH AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE TO THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA., 1st-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda ,Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA, today met with  the  Ambassador Designate of France to Uganda, H.E. Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU  at the Ministry Headquarters.
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