Foreign relations of Uganda

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Bilateral relations[edit]


Both countries established diplomatic relations on 28 June 2013.




Ugandas relations with Israel remain uneasily strained due to the 1976 capturing of a French airliner hijacked by the Palestinian Liberation Organization in an airport in the now-famous city.


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 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]


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

South Korea[edit]

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Republic of Uganda is 26 March 1963.[7]

United States[edit]

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.

Uganda and the Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

Uganda became independent in 1962 as a Commonwealth realm, then exactly a year later, Uganda became a Commonwealth republic.

See also[edit]