Korean Ambassador Park Sung-soo celebrated Korea’s National Day and Armed Forces Day in Uganda. He expressed hope for closer collaboration between the two countries during Korea’s upcoming two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Specifically, he emphasized cooperation on African peace and security matters, with a focus on the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa welcomed this collaboration and looked forward to the Korea-Africa Summit in June 2024, where important discussions on Africa’s development and support would take place.
Ambassador Park Sung-soo also congratulated Uganda on winning the bid to co-host the 2027 AFCON with Kenya and Tanzania, expressing his admiration for Africa’s passion for football. He acknowledged the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Uganda but expressed the need for further development in economic cooperation and cultural exchange.
While highlighting the potential for growth in trade and investment, Ambassador Park noted that there is room for improvement in these areas, with trade volume and Korean investment in Uganda still relatively low. He urged for stronger economic ties between the two nations.
The celebration at Sheraton Gardens featured Korean culture and cuisine and was attended by State Minister of Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem, along with several ministers and foreign dignitaries.