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Ambassador Nelson Ocheger Received in Togo

Thursday, 5th December 2019
Ambassador Nelson Ocheger has presented his letters of credence appointing him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uganda to His Excellency, President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema, of the Republic of Togo at the Presidential Villa in the capital Lome.

During the ceremony, Amb Ocheger assured his host of his commitment to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries for mutual benefit.

With mining, agriculture and tourism playing significant roles in the economies of both countries, Amb. Ocheger called for more technical cooperation in these sectors. 

He stated that since both countries had ratified the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, this presented an opportunity for the ECOWAS and the EAC regional blocks to scale up intra Africa trade by developing transport infrastructure that links both regions to facilitate movement of goods and services in Africa thereby fast tracking the process of regional integration.

He expressed Uganda’s gratitude to the Republic of Togo for the role it is playing in the fight against terror in the Sahel region and specifically contributing troops to the UN Missions in the Republic of Mali and Central Africa Republic.  He assured his guest of Uganda’s willingness to share her experience in this area as peace is a prerequisite for economic development. 

On his part, President Gnassingbe Eyadema welcomed the new Ugandan envoy and assured him of his government’s support. He thanked President Yoweri Museveni for the role he has played in pacifying Eastern Africa especially in supporting the South Sudan peace process.

The function was attended by the Togolese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African integration, Prof. Robert Dussey. 

Resident in Abuja, Nigeria, Amb. Nelson Ocheger represents Uganda in the Republic of Togo and all other ECOWAS Member States and Equatorial Guinea. 

Ends 
Public Diplomacy Unit 
Uganda High Commission, Abuja

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