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27.03.2018 - Article

Germany established diplomatic relations with Uganda immediately after the country gained independence on 9 October 1962. The consulate that had previously been set up was converted into an embassy.

Germany enjoys a positive image in Uganda. Germany’s engagement in the United Nations Security Council and mutual visits by the two countries’ heads of state and other high-ranking visitors have raised Germany’s profile in Uganda. Former German Federal President Horst Köhler paid an official visit to Uganda in February 2008 and then Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle visited Kampala in July 2010. The former Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Niebel was in Uganda in May and June 2013 for intergovernmental talks on development cooperation. Members of the German Bundestag make regular trips to Uganda. Bundestag President Norbert Lammert visited Uganda in late March 2012 to attend the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, which was hosted by Uganda.

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