By: Derrick Senyonga
H.E Yvan Gil Pinto (left) the Venezuelan Minister of the People’s Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, the Prime Minister of Uganda
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela plans to open an embassy in Uganda to further promote relations between the two countries.
Yvan Gil Pinto, the Venezuelan Minister of the People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, said his country has deployed diplomats in Uganda to set up the embassy.
He made the remarks at a meeting with Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja at her office in Kampala on 3 November.
“We have precise instructions to strengthen the bond of cooperation with Uganda,” the Minister said.
H.E. Yvan Gil Pinto exchanging gifts with PM Nabbanja
In East Africa, currently, Venezuela only has an embassy in Kenya. Pinto said his country decided to establish an embassy in Uganda after the East African country was chosen to host the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit early next year. Uganda will also host the G77 + China summit next year.
Pinto said he hoped the embassy would strengthen bilateral relations between Uganda and Venezuela.
Nabbanja thanked the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for deciding to establish an embassy in Uganda.
She stressed the need for establishing and strengthening cooperation through key areas such as trade, tourism, agriculture, oil and gas, among others. Ends