Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel visited Uganda
Foreign Minister Gabriel visiting a school at Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement
(© Thomas Koehler/photothek.net)
The Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel visited Uganda on 9 August 2017. He travelled to Arua to visit the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement (Ofua Zone) in the morning. There, he visted a water system project run by Malteser International, met staff and students of a Primary School and handed over some sports equipment to the school. He also greeted representatives of the German Development Cooperation sector. Later he was introduced to the Uganda-South Sudan Cross Border Radio Network supported by Deutsche Welle Academy. The Minister stated that Uganda's exemplary refugee policy sets a positive example of what countries less well-off than Europe can achieve.
Enlarge image Foreign Minister Gabriel meeting the Ugandan President Museveni and government representatives (© Thomas Koehler/photothek.net) In the afternoon he met the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and Uganda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa, at the State House in Entebbe.
Members of the civil society were invited to meet the Federal Foreign Minister at a quiet dinner at the German Residence in Kampala in the evening, where they engaged in a fruitful exchange of ideas. Enlarge image Foreign Minister Gabriel at Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement (© Thomas Koehler/photothek.net)
Through this visit the Federal Foreign Minister commended Uganda for her refugee policy which stands out as an exemplary unique practice and deserves Germany’s support and recognition. The Minister encouraged Uganda to continue engaging strongly in the East African region, at the same time promising German support.
The Foreign Minister travelled on to Juba, South Sudan, on the next morning.