DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS

The Department is responsible for foreign policy related international political issues, including political issues under the United Nations, Commonwealth, European Union, Non-Aligned Movement, Organisation of Islamic Conference etc. 

The key functions of the Department of International Political Affairs are:

  • Strengthening and promoting preventive diplomacy, peace support and peace-building international initiatives which are consistent with Uganda's national interest.
  • Initiating technical policy recommendations on issues related to international peace and security. 
  • Coordinating aspects of Missions related to international peace and security.
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of international peace and security.
  • Strengthening a coordinated and cooperative mechanism between Ministry and other national relevant security stakeholders. 
  • Spearheading global political negotiations in taking into account Uganda's national interests i.e. global peace and security, governance, global terrorism and crime.
  • Lobby for international support needed to complement Government efforts in the implementation of agreed global political outcomes.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in international political organisations

Highlights

UGANDA TO DEEPEN TIES WITH THE ROYAL KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, 18th-October 2019

Hon.KUTESA commended the good working relations that exist between Uganda and Saudi Arabia resounding the great potential to strengthen these relations further through increased Economic and Commercial Cooperation. 

HON.SAM KUTESA HAILS UGANDA -TURKEY BILATERAL RELATIONS, 8th-October 2019

Hon Kutesa holds bilateral talks with H.E. Fikret Kerem ALP the Turkish Ambassador to Uganda, 

Hon. Sam K. Kutesa Addresses the Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda, 16th-September 2019

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda held in Kigali has opened in Kigali. The opening ceremony is being attended by the MFA Uganda, Minister of State Rwanda & witnessed by Minister of External Relations Angola & Deputy PM/Minister DRC
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