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The ceremony took place at the Office of the President in Vienna, Austria on November 21. 

Ambassador Stephen Mubiru Presents Credentials to Austrian President

posted onNovember 24, 2023

Stephen Mubiru, the Ambassador Designate (non-resident) of Uganda, presented his credentials to the Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, officially accrediting him as Uganda’s ambassador to the European nation. The ceremony took place at the Office of the President in Vienna, Austria on November 21. 

Mubiru expressed his gratitude to President Bellen for the warm reception accorded to him. He further intimated the honour and privilege to have been appointed as the Ambassador of Uganda to Austria.

The Ambassador conveyed salutations and best wishes from President Yoweri Museveni to Bellen. He was accompanied by Anne Mary Nyakato, the counsellor at the Ugandan Embassy in Berlin. Mubiru commended the excellent cordial bilateral relations that exist between Uganda and Austria.

He recalled the support Austria gave to Museveni in the drafting of the NRA Ten (10) Point Programme in 1984 that formed a basis for achieving a nationwide coalition to promote sustainable socio-economic development & transformation.

Upon receiving the credentials, Bellen welcomed and congratulated Stephen Mubiru upon his appointment as Uganda’s Ambassador to Austria. President Bellen underscored the excellent cordial bilateral relations that exist between Austria and Uganda & wished Amb. Mubiru a successful tour of duty. 

The two briefly deliberated on matters of bilateral interest for the mutual benefit of both countries. Both Uganda and Austria established Diplomatic relations on January 26, 1966, when the Austrian Ambassador to Uganda (resident in Nairobi) Dr. F. Kudernatsch presented his credentials to President Sir Edward Mutesa.

Uganda has been a priority country for Austrian development cooperation since 1992. Indeed, the development cooperation between the two countries remains vibrant.  Aligned with Uganda’s Vision 2040 and the NDP III, the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) supports the priorities of the Government of Uganda.

The priority areas of development Cooperation in Uganda are “Water and Sanitation” and “Access to Justice”, with a special focus on the needs of women as beneficiaries as well as on training/capacity building within these two priority areas.

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