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Business woman of the Year 2019 the Netherlands

Wednesday, 20th March 2019
Mrs. Jet Creemers the former Business Woman of the year and Amb. Blaak during the Veuve Clicquot award in Amsterdam the Netherlands.  This year the award went to Mrs Mireille Kaptein of the company in packaging materials mostly butter and cheese with 190 employees

THE 61ST BRUSSELS HOLIDAY FAIR 7TH TO 10TH FEBRUARY 2019, BRUSSELS

Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Uganda Embassy Brussels participated in the Brussels Holiday Fair from 7th to 10th February 2019, in Brussels to market the Pearl of Africa as number one tourist destination. The Embassy was represented by Tarsis Turyasingura Second Secretary, Eunice Engola Third Secretary, Jacob Kabigumira Financial Attache and Esther Imede Administrative Attache who actively show-cased the beautiful sceneries. Other members of staff visited the on different days
Brussels Holiday Fair is an international tourism expo that attracts more than 100,000 visitors that explore the fair and choose their next holiday destination and plan their trip. It is information sharing to the potential travelers, informing them about Uganda tourist attraction sites. 
 
Uganda tea and coffee were also served to who ever visited Uganda stand as a way of promoting Uganda products. Questions of security in Uganda were often posed especially given its proximity to DRC, but were adequately addressed by the Embassy staff.
Courtesy of Brussels Airlines, boxes of promotional materials were transported from Kampala to Brussels for which the Mission is very grateful.
Many potential tourists visited the Uganda stand for inquiries about the beauty of Uganda and tourist sites. Several tourism brochures were given out and the visitors were positively commenting about Uganda. The Fair attracted 100,117 visitors and about 500 people visited the Uganda stand. The successful participation impacts very positively on the potential of new visitors from coming to Uganda. 


Hon. Kahinda Otafiire visit to Brussels attending the 7th Congress against death penalty 28TH February 2019

Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Hon Kahinda Otafiire, The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs paid a courtessy visit to Uganda Embassy Brussels during the 7th Congress against death penalty 28TH February 2019 Brussels. The staff had a positive interaction with the Hon. Minister at the Embassy Boardroom.

AU-EU MINISTERIAL MEETING 21-22 JANUARY 2019, BRUSSELS BELGIUM

Thursday, 24th January 2019
In the picture is Hon. Sam K. Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda attending the AU-EU Ministerial meeting on 21st - 22nd January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium as a follow up of the 5th AU-EU summit in Abidjan in November 2017. 

Joint EU-IGAD Press Release

Thursday, 24th January 2019
IGAD Ministers and HRVP met on 22 January 2019 on the margins of the AU-EU Ministerial in Brussels. 
During the meeting, the two sides strongly condemn the dreadful terrorist attack in Nairobi Kenya. The EU welcomed the historic developments in the Horn of Africa with the normalisation of relations between Eritrea, and Ethiopia; the tripartite agreement between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia as well as the engagement of Eritrea and Djibouti and Eritrea and Sudan towards normalisation of relations. Together, these provide major new openings for regional cooperation and economic integration. The EU expressed its readiness to accompany this process in close coordination with other actors. 

The EU also reiterated its commitment to the region as a whole and underlined its support to the IGAD cooperation framework while encouraging swift decisions on IGAD institutional arrangements. Both sides stressed their desire to consolidate regular dialogue between the EU and IGAD countries and focused their exchanges on peace and security, red sea and mutually beneficial economic cooperation. IGAD Ministers on their part expressed their appreciation for EU continued and constructive role in the region, welcome the initiative for such high level engagement and encouraged future engagements on deliverables in the region priority agenda such as job creation.  
The EU and IGAD countries expressed support for the reform agenda of the Federal Government of Somalia and underlined the need for concrete implementation of the political, security and economic reforms critical for Somalia stability. In this context, it is essential that the Federal Government and the Federal Member States overcome differences and collaborate in a close and coordinated manner. The EU also reiterated its commitment to support Somalia Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF) and to support AMISOM in line with AMISOM's mandate [UNSCR 2432 (2018)] and the internationally agreed Somalia Transition Plan. 
The two parties also reiterated their support for the peace process in South Sudan and the R-ARCSS. They underlined the importance of its implementation in full and as per the agreed time frame. IGAD invites the EU to consider further support to the South Sudan Pre-transition activities, beyond current EU support to the mechanisms of monitoring and implementation. 
The EU and IGAD countries agreed to use all opportunities to promote and strengthen inclusive regional and cross-regional cooperation and dialogue between all relevant stakeholders across the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, such as trade, migration, climate change, food security, peace and security as well as maritime security. In this connection, they agreed to promote regional cooperation, training and capacity building, port security, coastal development as well as blue economy

New Years reception hosted by HM the King of The Netherlands

Thursday, 17th January 2019
Today 16th January 2018 at the royal palace on the Dam square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the picture is Amb. Mirjam Blaak with Ambassadors of Korea and Indonesia at the New Years reception of HM the King and Queen of the Netherlands

Belgium Royal Palace New Years reception hosted by King Philippe

Thursday, 17th January 2019
Yesterday the 15th January 2019 in Belgium Royal Palace New Years reception with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. In the picture is Amb. Mirjam Blaak with CDA.a.i. of DRC and the lady doctor of the Belgian Royal family.

New year's reception at the Peace Palace in The Hague

Thursday, 17th January 2019
New year reception in the Hague Academy for international law at the Peace Palace in the Hague. It was attended by Amb. Mirjam Blaak. In the picture is President Prof. Yves Daudet addressing the invitees. This academy is organizing courses in international law for international students for about three weeks, twice per year. Ugandans are encouraged to apply for scholarships which are available. Website: hagueacademy.nl

THE VAKANTIEBEURS TRADE DAY HELD IN UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS, 9TH JANUARY 2019

Friday, 11th January 2019
The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda and Permanent Mission to the EU and the BENELUX received an invitation to the Vakantiebeurs which was honored by Ms. Eunice Engola, the Consular Officer.
Vakantiebeurs is a tourism exposition where tour agents publicize their services and products while travelers seek information on tour destinations. 2019 was the 49th edition of Vakantiebeurs with a Business to Business (B2B) lounge and a separate Seminar for Diplomats and company CEOs to have an insight of their operations and touristic information. Vakantiebeurs will run from 9th to 13th January with 1126 exhibitors from 119 countries in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The event was opened by the Mr. J.H.C van Zanen, the Mayor of Utrecht

AMBASSADOR BLACK MEETS OFFICIALS FROM BRIDGIN FOUNDATION

Wednesday, 2nd January 2019
This was the 4 hour meeting with officials from Bridgin Foundation headed by Prof. Tanko Mohammoudou second right in the picture. The meeting took place on 18th December 2018 at Brussels Mission and was also attended by Amb. Denis A. Manana. The two parties discussed several potential projects to be piloted in Uganda.

Amb. Mirjam Blaak meets Ugandan students at the Wageningen University

Tuesday, 11th September 2018
On 3rd September Amb. Mirjam Blaak met Mr. Felix Ojok and Mr. Jamada Bwambale both Ugandan students at the Wageningen University pursuing a Masterís degree. The meeting took place during the Centennial celebration in Wageningen at the world famous agricultural university.  


Workshop on Diaspora Awareness

Tuesday, 11th September 2018
The Office of the Special Presidential Assistant on Diaspora is organising a workshop on Diaspora awareness workshop in December. We would like this inform to be uploaded for information.

FRAUDULENT VISA APPLICATION PORTALS

Thursday, 26th July 2018

Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga at The Hague

Wednesday, 18th July 2018
 Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga  attended the Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 16th - 17th July 2018 in The Hague.

Ambassador Mirjam Blaak, meets with the Ugandan farmers visiting the Netherlands.

Monday, 18th June 2018
11 Best Framers from Uganda have been invited for a week long tour to the Netherlands. The Best Framers competition is sponsored by the Dutch Embassy in Kampala, the DFCU Bank in Uganda, the New Vision newspaper and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

The EU Parliamentary Committee on Development to make interventions on refugees in Uganda

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
The EU Parliamentary Committee on Development headed by MEP Hon. McEvan invited Amb. Blaak and Mr. Balde of UNHCR Geneva in the morning of 18 May 2018 to make interventions on refugees in Uganda after the visit of the Committee to Uganda last week.

Uganda's Lady Justice Salomy Bossa sworn in as Judge at the ICC in The Hague, the Netherlands

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
In 8th March 2018 Uganda's Lady Justice Salomy Bossa was sworn in as Judge at the ICC in The Hague, the Netherlands. She was elected by the 16th Assembly of States Parties in New York in December 2017 for a period of 9 years.

Football Ugandan diaspora Aalst in Belgium

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
Practicing Sunday 25th March 2018 Football Ugandan diaspora Aalst in Belgium. Team is called UgaBel. You all better get prepared as the Uganda Diaspora international matches will be played in Munich on 14 and 15 July 2018. Save the date! 

By the looks of it UgaBel may win the international tournament.......

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC, 10 States Parties, and the Trust Fund for Victims conclude a joint programme monitoring visit to Uganda

Wednesday, 28th February 2018
From 19-23 February 2018, the Government of Ireland and Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) led a joint monitoring visit to northern Uganda.
The monitoring visit, initiated by the Government of Ireland, was aimed at reviewing the implementation of TFV projects in northern Uganda, meeting with victim survivors and affected communities who have been receiving the support from the TFV, and hearing how the assistance has made positive impacts to them.

Amb Blaak attending the New years reception of H.M King Willem Alexandewr at the palace in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Amb Blaak attending the New years reception of H.M King Willem Alexandewr at the palace in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In picture is the Ambassador of Romania (middle) and Ambassador of Burundi (right) to the Netherlands.