The Ambassador of Germany to Uganda Matthias Friedrich Gottlob Schauer has said he is ready to continue working closely with Uganda’s ministry of foreign affairs so as to boost economic diplomacy between the two countries.
Ambassador Schauer told Sam Kutesa, the minister of Foreign Affairs — that this can be achieved through business exchange visits, which will create business-to-business linkages.
The ambassador was on Saturday presenting copies of credentials to Kutesa at his office in Kampala.
Kutesa promised that the foreign affairs ministry will accord him “all the necessary assistance he needs to accomplish his assignments during his tour of duty.”
He further noted that Schauer’s appointment would strengthen bilateral cooperation, promote trade and investment between both countries.
Uganda’s main exports to Germany are coffee, gold, tea, fish, smaller quantities of other agricultural products, cobalt and basic technical products.
Uganda’s main imports from Germany are machinery and chemical products.
Kutesa also hailed Germany for the support extended to Uganda in the Water, Energy, and Governance sectors.