Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa with the visiting Hungarian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Frenc Dancs

Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa has received the visiting Hungarian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Frenc Dancs and the two held deliberations which will culminate in Hungary opening an embassy in Uganda.

Minister Sam Kutesa holds talks with the Hungarian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Frenc Dancs

Mr. Dancs, who is on an official visit from November 1-4, 2017 said he was in the country to discuss in detail the content of the MoUs on development cooperation between the two foreign ministries. He also congratulated Kutesa for a successful tenure as the 69th President of the UN General Assembly.

Ministers Sam Kutesa and Dancs Frenc with another Hungarian official

On the commercial diplomacy front, Mr. Dancs informed minister Kutesa that Hungary had selected Uganda as a priority country for development cooperation and would be exploring more business relationships, encouraging its private sector to venture into Uganda’s tourism, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas sector.

On his part Mr Kutesa told Mr. Dancs that Uganda had formally accepted a request from Hungary to open a diplomatic mission at the level of Charge D’Affaires in Kampala in the near future.

The two also discussed various issues on the multilateral and bilateral front, particularly areas from which they could learn from each other on handling refugee crises.

Minister Kutesa will visit Hungary in the second half of November 2017, during which a number of MoUs in various sectors will also be finalized and signed.

The meeting was attended by senior officials from both ministries of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Honorary Consul of Hungary in Uganda, Mr. Gordon Wavamunno