Ambassador's Message

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Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Uganda in\r\nWashington, D.C.

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My colleagues and I have a simple mission: We are here; first\r\nand foremost, to strengthen the excellent relations between Uganda and the U.S.\r\nwe project, promote and protect Uganda¡¯s interests in America. We cultivate and\r\nestablish strategic partnerships to support our diaspora, source investments\r\nand enhance lives of Ugandans back home.

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Fortunately, this new age of commercial diplomacy forms a\r\nvery crucial symbiotic thread that ties things to each other. And as one with\r\nover 30 years in coffee quality control and management of Uganda¡¯s biggest\r\nexport, I see very promising trends and patterns in the Uganda/U.S. relations. Thus,\r\nI am keen to be that cultural broker and deal maker between us.

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For the 10 years I served as a Member of Parliament, two key\r\nlessons I garnered were from service as an African Parliamentary Union\r\ndelegate, and as founder of our Savings and Credit Cooperative Society. Combined\r\nwith my experience in coffee, I now realize that home grown solution are\r\nalready in place, and that Uganda stands to benefit more from regional\r\nintegration, than as a singular land-locked nation. As a group, we can better\r\nutilize U.S. programs like AGOA that encourages African exports to the United\r\nStates market as well as American investments in Africa.

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Like President Museveni has always said, Uganda must\r\nindustrialize. We make this a reality by ensuring that American investors have\r\nsomeone to do business with. Hence, we must be business savvy, credit worthy; we\r\nmust be ready. And we must work on these things together.

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I pledge to play my part in keeping my door open for you. And\r\nperhaps, one of these days, my colleagues and I will look back with pride,\r\nknowing what we did for God and our Country.

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