Amb. Mayega Presents Credentials to UAE Foreign Ministry as Uganda’s Consular General in Dubai

The newly appointed Consul General of Uganda’s Consulate in Dubai, Ambassador Henry Mayega has presented his credentials to H. E. Bin Butti Al Makhtoum, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai.

The new Consulate Office in Dubai will compliment efforts of the Uganda Embassy in Abu Dhabi to further bolster the “excellent cordial relationship between Uganda and the United Arab Emirates.”

H.E Bin Butti Al Maktoum officially welcomed Amb. Mayega and congratulated him upon his appointment as Consul General.

He underscored the “immense importance the Government of UAE attaches to strengthening the existing excellent warm bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Uganda.”

Bin Butti congratulated Uganda upon its successful participation in the 2020 Dubai Expo, and underscored the need to increase the volume of trade between the two countries, particularly emphasizing processed agricultural products.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Mayega outlined the priority areas in which Emirati investors could invest, including; tourism, agricultural processing, real estate, mineral development and beneficiation.

He also called upon Emirati investors to take interest in establishing an Arab cultural center near any national park, which he said is “something that is on concessionary offer.”

Ambassador Mayega said the opening of a Consulate Office in Dubai is a concrete example of the Government of Uganda’s enduring commitment to strengthening cooperation for the mutual benefit of both Uganda and the United Arab Emirates.

“The Consulate will provide consular services such as passports, visas, and emergency assistance for not only Ugandans but persons interested in travelling to Uganda. It will also work closely with the State Agencies to advance Uganda’s Commercial and Investment interests in Dubai,” he added.

Ugandan Consulate in Dubai.

The Consulate will continue to work closely with the Embassy of Uganda in Abu Dhabi, where Ambassador Zaake Kibedi leads efforts to promote and protect Uganda’s interests in the United Arab Emirates.

It is estimated that up to 100,000 Ugandans are currently residing in the UAE.

Most Ugandans in the United Arab Emirates live and work in Dubai and other northern Emirates and remit up to almost $300m annually.

The consulate is currently mobilizing the diaspora to participate in the annual convention scheduled to take place in the second half of October 2022.


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Publish date : 2022-08-05 09:44:16

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