Uganda and Venezuela to form Joint Permanent Commission this year

Minister for State for Foreign Affairs, Henry Oryem Okello, and Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Fernandes Juarez, non-resident Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Summary:

  • The Minister for State for Foreign Affairs of Uganda and the non-resident Ambassador of Venezuela held a bilateral meeting in Kampala to strengthen diplomatic ties and explore collaboration in agriculture, security, culture, tourism, and oil and gas.

The Minister for State for Foreign Affairs, Henry Oryem Okello, and Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Fernandes Juarez, the non-resident Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, convened for a bilateral meeting on February 29, 2024.

This significant meeting, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala, marked a pivotal step towards strengthening bilateral relations between Uganda and Venezuela. Both parties expressed their shared dedication to bolstering diplomatic ties and seeking collaborative opportunities across various sectors.

Minister Okello and Ambassador Juarez voiced their optimism regarding the potential for enhanced cooperation between Uganda and Venezuela. Their discussions revolved around potential areas of collaboration, including agriculture, security, culture, tourism, and oil and gas. Recognizing the importance of utilizing their respective strengths, they emphasized the pursuit of sustainable development and mutual prosperity. They also outlined plans to establish a Joint Permanent Commission later in the year, highlighting the necessity of regular high-level engagement to advance common goals.

Both sides stressed the significance of fostering strong partnerships to drive socio-economic progress and acknowledged the vital role of diplomacy in addressing global challenges.

The meeting concluded with a shared commitment to further fortify the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Uganda and Venezuela. Anticipation surrounds the upcoming Joint Permanent Commission and the opportunities it presents for deepening bilateral engagement and exploring new avenues of collaboration.

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