Foreign relations of Uganda

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Bilateral relations[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Armenia 28 June 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 28 June 2013.

 Brazil 1970
  • Brazil is accredited to Uganda from its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Uganda is accredited to Brazil from its embassy in Washington, D.C., United States.
China 1962 See China–Uganda relations
 Denmark See Denmark–Uganda relations
 India See India–Uganda relations
 Israel See Israel–Uganda relations

Ugandas relations with Israel remain uneasily strained due to Operation Entebbe, the 1976 capturing of a French airliner hijacked by the Palestinian Liberation Organization and flown to Entebbe airport.

 Kenya See Kenya–Uganda relations

From 1961 to 1965 the two states, along with Tanzania, were united in the East African Common Services Organization, a common market with a loose federal structure.[3]

 Malaysia See Malaysia–Uganda relations

Malaysia does not yet have a high commission in Kampala,[4] while Uganda has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Uganda high commission in Kuala Lumpur were also accredited to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Myanmar.[5][6]

 Mexico 20 February 1976

Mexico and Uganda established diplomatic relations on 20 February 1976.[7] In 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderón paid a visit to Uganda.[8]

  • Mexico is accredited to Uganda from its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and maintains an honorary consulate in Kampala.
  • Uganda is accredited to Mexico from its embassy in Washington, D.C., United States.[9]
 Russia See Russia–Uganda relations

Russia has an embassy in Kampala and Uganda has an embassy in Moscow.

 South Korea 26 March 1963

Establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Republic of Uganda was on 26 March 1963.[10]

 Tanzania See Tanzania–Uganda relations
  • Tanzania has a high commission in Kampala.
  • Uganda has a high commission in Dar es Salaam.
 United Kingdom
  • Uganda has a high commission in London.
  • United Kingdom has a high commission in Kampala.
 United States See Uganda–United States relations
Minister of Defense Amama Mbabazi of Uganda presents a drum as a gift to Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.

Bilateral relations between the United States and Uganda have been good since Museveni assumed power, and the United States has welcomed his efforts to end human rights abuses and to pursue economic reform. Uganda is a strong supporter of the Global War on Terror. The United States is helping Uganda achieve export-led economic growth through the African Growth and Opportunity Act and provides a significant amount of development assistance. At the same time, the United States is concerned about continuing human rights problems and the pace of progress toward the establishment of genuine political pluralism.

International organisations[edit]

Uganda has been a member of the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations since independence in 1962.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Indian High Commission in Uganda
  2. ^ Uganda High Commission in India
  3. ^ East Africa Living Encyclopedia Kenya -- Foreign Relations
  4. ^ "Uganda Keen On Malaysia To Open Embassy In Kampala". Bernama. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ "High Commission of the Republic of Uganda, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia". Uganda High Commission, Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR MISSION". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. ^ México y Uganda (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Uganda president calls for Africa to fight terror
  9. ^ Embassy of Uganda in the United States
  10. ^