Foreign relations of Uganda

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Africa[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Burundi
  • Burundi has an embassy in Kampala.
  • Uganda has an embassy in Bujumbura.
 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.[1]

  • Kenya has a high commission in Kampala.
  • Uganda has a high commission in Nairobi.
 Namibia
  • Namibia is accredited to Uganda from its high commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Uganda is accredited to Namibia from its high commission in Pretoria, South Africa.
 Rwanda
  • Rwanda has a high commission in Kampala.
  • Uganda has a high commission in Kigali.
 South Africa June 24, 1994
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 24, 1994.[2]
  • Both countries are full members of Commonwealth of Nations and of African Union.
  • South Africa has a high commission in Kampala.
  • Uganda has a high commission in Pretoria.
 South Sudan See South Sudan–Uganda relations

Uganda and South Sudan are neighboring states with strong cultural economic and political ties.

The South Sudan and the neighbouring state of Uganda enjoy relatively[vague] strong cultural, political, and economic ties. As South Sudan neared independence, both states begun to take advantage of increased opportunities for trade, development and educational exchanges. Political relationship between South Sudan and Uganda have been friendly for several decades, in contrast to Kampala's relationships with the Khartoum government, which have often been strained.

 Tanzania See Tanzania–Uganda relations
  • Tanzania has a high commission in Kampala.
  • Uganda has a high commission in Dar es Salaam.

Americas[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 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.
 Canada
  • Canada is accredited to Uganda from its high commission in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Uganda has a high commission in Ottawa.
 Guyana July 21, 1970

Both countries established diplomatic relations on July 21, 1970.[3]

 Mexico February 20, 1976 See Mexico–Uganda relations
  • Mexico is accredited to Uganda from its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and maintains an honorary consulate in Kampala.[4]
  • Uganda is accredited to Mexico from its embassy in Washington, D.C., United States.[5]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines July 27, 2004
 United States See Uganda–United States relations

Although U.S.–Ugandan relations were strained during the rule of Idi Amin in the 1970s, relations improved after Amin's fall. In mid-1979, the United States reopened its embassy in Kampala. Relations with successor governments were cordial, although Milton Obote and his administration rejected strong U.S. criticism of Uganda's human rights situation.

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.

President Reagan meeting with President Museveni in 1987

U.S. development assistance in Uganda has the overall goal of reducing mass poverty. Most U.S. program assistance is focused in the areas of health, education, and agriculture. Both the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have major programs to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Other programs promote trade and investment, curb environmental degradation, encourage the peaceful resolution of local and international conflicts, and promote honest and open government. The United States also provides large amounts of humanitarian assistance to populations without access to adequate food supplies because of conflict, drought and other factors. The U.S. maintains an embassy in Kampala, Uganda.

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with the Obamas in 2009

Relations between the two countries have recently been shaken when, on June 19, 2014, the Obama administration cut funding to Uganda in addition to canceling a planned military exercise with their armed forces in response to Uganda's outlawing of homosexuality that February, which had already been met with worldwide condemnation, especially from the Western world. On June 20, the Ugandan government accused the U.S. of "blackmail".[7]

Asia[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Bangladesh see Bangladesh–Uganda relations

Bangladesh has an honorary consulate in Kampala.[8]

 China 1962 See China–Uganda relations
  • China has an embassy in Kampala.
  • Uganda has an embassy in Beijing.
 India See India–Uganda relations
  • India has a High Commission in Kampala.[9]
  • Uganda maintains a High Commission in New Delhi.[10]
 Indonesia 1989

Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 12, 1989.[11]

 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.

 Japan 1962

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1962.[12]

 Malaysia See Malaysia–Uganda relations

Malaysia does not yet have a high commission in Kampala,[13] 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.[14][15]

 Maldives November 30, 1993
 Mongolia 2013

Both countries have established diplomatic relations.[17]

   Nepal June 12, 2017
 South Korea March 26, 1963

Establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Republic of Uganda was on March 26, 1963.[19]

 Turkey 2010[20] See Turkey–Uganda relations
 Vietnam 1973

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 9, 1973.[21]

Europe[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Armenia June 28, 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 28, 2013.

 Austria
 Cyprus
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations and have signed an Agreement for Cooperation in the Field of Tourism.[27]
  • Both countries are full members of Commonwealth of Nations.
 Denmark See Denmark–Uganda relations
  • Denmark has an embassy in Kampala.
  • Uganda has an embassy in Copenhagen.
 France
  • France has an embassy in Kampala.
  • Uganda has an embassy in Paris.
 Georgia December 9, 2010

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 9, 2010.[28]

 Hungary
  • Hungary is represented in Uganda by its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya[29] and an honorary consulate in Kampala.[29]
  • Hungary is realizing the largest foreign development program in its history in Uganda.[30]
 Iceland 2000
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 2000.[31]
  • Iceland has an embassy in ((INDIA)).[32]
  • Uganda is represented in Iceland by its embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.[33]
 Italy 1962

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1962.[34]

 Latvia October 1, 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 1, 2013.[35]

 Lithuania March 15, 2012

Both countries established diplomatic relations on March 15, 2012.[36]

 Malta July 21, 2004
 Netherlands
 Romania April 27, 1969

Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 27, 1969.[40]

 Russia See Russia–Uganda relations
 Serbia 1963

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1963.[41]

 Ukraine
 United Kingdom
  • Uganda has a high commission in London.
  • United Kingdom has a high commission in Kampala.


Oceania[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Australia
  • Australia is accredited to Uganda from its high commission in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Uganda has a high commission in Canberra.
 New Zealand
  • New Zealand is accredited to Uganda from its embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Uganda is accredited to New Zealand from its high commission in Canberra, Australia.
  • Both countries are full members of Commonwealth of Nations.

International organisations[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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