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South Korea respects the Ugandan Anti-Homosexual law – Ambassador Park Jong-Dae

Tuesday, 11th March 2014
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Uganda, H.E. PARK Jong-Dae, has revealed that South Korea will not take any action to Uganda because of the anti-homosexual law because it respects the decision of Ugandans. He said that it is up to Ugandans to decide what is good for them and their decision should be respected.
The ambassador made the revelation in a meeting with Hon Okello Oryem, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, in his office at MOFA. Hon minister and his guest also discussed other matters of bilateral interest between the two countries.
 The ambassador informed the Minister that Korean National Assembly delegation of 5 MPs will visit Uganda on 23rd -25th March. They are expected to meet with Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga, Rt. Hon Prime Minister and Minister of Energy. He requested the Minister for the delegation to have a courtesy call on H.E. President Museveni
The ambassador further informed the Minister that a team of Korean experts are in the country working on the bid papers for the Oil Refinery. He said that this came as a follow-up of invitation by President Museveni during his visit to Korea last year.
On cooperation in Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ambassador informed the Minister that a number of Korean funded projects are going on in the country. He mentioned among others, the National Farmers Leadership Centre in Mpigi will be opened in June 2014, Soroti Fruit Processing Factory and Saemaul Undong (New Village Movement)
He thanked his guest for respecting Uganda¡¯s decision on Homosexuality. He advised the Ambassador to seek a meeting with Minister for Investment and ultimately with the President for the Korean Investors who are already in the country. 

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