DIRECTORATES

DIRECTORATE OF PROTOCOL AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

Name

Position

Email

Amb. Charles Ssentongo

Ag. Director

charles.ssentongo@mofa.go.ug

 

The Directorate of Protocol and Public Diplomacy comprises the Departments of: 

  • Protocol Services.
  • Consular Services.
  • Public Diplomacy

The key functions of the Directorate are:

  • Providing protocol services.
  • Administering diplomatic privileges and immunities.
  • Providing consular services.
  • Promoting Uganda's image and building bridges with publics both foreign and local.                         

DIRECTORATE OF REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Name

Position

Email

Amb Arthur Kafeero

Ag. Director

arthur.kafeero@mofa.go.ug



The Directorate of Regional and International Political Affairs (RIPA) comprises Departments of:

  • Regional Peace and Security; 
  • International Political Cooperation; and 
  • International Law and Social Affairs. 
The key functions of RIPA are:

  • Providing technical advice on foreign policy development and its implementation in relation to matters of regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Providing technical support to relevant MDAs and Official Delegations to regional and international conferences on matters of regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Coordinating aspects of Missions related to regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Initiating and implementing strategies for enhancing the capacity of the Ministry in effectively dealing with matters related to regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources for the Directorate.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional and international political organisations

DIRECTORATE OF REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (RIEA)

Name

Position

Email

Amb. Isaac Ssebulime

Ag. Director

isaac.ssebulime@mofa.go.ug



The Directorate of Regional and International Economic Affairs comprises the  Departments of: 

  • Regional Economic Cooperation.
  • International Economic Cooperation.
  • Diaspora.

The functions of the RIEA include:

  • Promoting economic / commercial diplomacy (i.e. promoting trade and tourism; attracting investment; facilitating transfer of technology; facilitating  mobilisation of resources from abroad for development); 
  • Mobilising Ugandan Diaspora for national development). 
  • Providing technical advice on foreign policy development and its implementation in relation to regional and international economic issues.
  • Providing technical support to relevant MDAs / Official Delegations to regional and international conferences on regional and international economic issues.
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of regional and international economic issues.
  • Initiating and implementing strategies for enhancing the capacity of the Ministry in effectively dealing with matters related to regional and international economic issues.
  • Ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources for the Directorate.
  • Lobbying positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional and international political organisations.
  • Promoting South-South cooperation to diversify markets abroad and target FDI, development resources, technology transfer and trade facilities offered by the emerging economies, like the BRICS, ASEAN etc.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional political organisations

Highlights

AMBASSADOR BLAAK MEETS WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY OFFILCIALS, 18th-January 2018

Today 18th January 2018 Amb Blaak, Brussels had a meeting in the Netherlands with Wageningen university officials to brainstorm on developing a programme to combat the "false coddling moth", which is rampant in roses and capsicum exported into the EU and causes many consignments to be rejected as being non compliant with EU phytosanitary standards.

INCOMING ZAMBIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER DESIGNATE TO UGANDA PRESENTS COPIES OF CREDENTIALS TO STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 17th-January 2018

Amb. Benson Chali expressed his pleasure at the new post appreciating the tremendous support the Government of Uganda had extended to his predecessor.

INCOMING FINLAND AMBASSADOR TO UGANDA PRESENTS COPIES OF CREDENTIALS TO STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 17th-January 2018

Ambassador Fernandez Tarja Ovvokki the new Finland Ambassador to Uganda presented her working copies of credentials to the Minister of State for Foreign affairs Hon. Okello Oryem at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala on the 17 January 2018.
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