President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday, at State House Entebbe, received credentials of the newly accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Uganda, H.E. Etsegenet Bezabih Yimenu.

During the ceremony, H.E. Etsegenet conveyed greetings and good wishes from the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, to President Museveni.

President Yoweri Museveni, H.E Etsegenet, Uganda Government officials and some staff of Ethiopian Embassy in Uganda.

H.E. Etsegenet and President Museveni used the event to discuss historical and cultural bilateral issues, where she hailed Uganda’s natural beauty, describing it as inescapable.

“It (Uganda) is a stunning country with the loveliest green scenery,” H.E Etsegenet said on Tuesday.

The Ambassador hailed the existing long-standing and historically friendly relations between Ethiopia and Uganda before pledging to further the good relations during her diplomatic tour in the country.

Uganda and Ethiopia have enjoyed being strategic partners for long cementing this relationship by signing strategic partnership agreements and Memoranda of Understandings (twenty four) in Water, Defense, Tourism, Education and Security.

President Yoweri Museveni and H.E Etsegenet Bezabih Yimenu pose for a photo.

The agreements have further reinforced and mounted the two countries’ stands on common regional affairs such as signing of the CFA.

H.E. the Ambassador further expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the Government and People of Uganda for her warm welcome upon arriving and during her stay in Uganda.

President Yoweri Museveni receives letters of credence from Ambassador Etsegenet.

She arrived in Uganda in April this year, replacing former Ambassador H.E. Alemtsehay Meseret, who ended her tour of duty to Uganda in December last year after four years of service.

At the event organised to welcome her to Uganda by the Ethiopian Embassy in Uganda in April, H.E. Etsegenet said that her focus will among others include using the people-to-people approach in order to further cooperation.

President Yoweri Museveni sees off Ambassador Etsegenet and her daughter.

“I will not only focus on government-to-government, but also people-to-people. We will not only share about economy and politics, but also history and culture,” H.E Etsegenet said.

Other Envoys

President Yoweri Museveni on the same ceremony received of credentials from 8 other envoys who included Ambassadors and High Commissioners from India, Belgium, Namibia, Malawi, Philippines, Mozambique, Brazil and Canada.

Ambassador of the Philippines to Uganda, H.E. Marie Charlotte G. Tang pose for a photo with President Yoweri Museveni at State House, Entebbe.

During their engagement, President Museveni welcomed the new envoys to Uganda and pledged continued cordial relations with their countries that are based on mutual respect and cooperation.

Ambassador of India to Uganda H.E. Upender Singh Rawat, also presented his credentials.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Regional Cooperation, Hon. John Mulimba and other government officials attended the ceremony.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He... More by Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam

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