President Borut Pahor of Slovenia has extended his greetings to all countries with whom Slovenia has diplomatic ties; assuring them of his commitment to deepen existing ties. In line with this commitment, Slovenia has invited the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda to participate in this year's Africa Week-long events which take place in May, in Ljubljana. As a further pointer to the deepening of ties of mutually beneficial cooperation, the Slovenia Deputy Minister of Agriculture in a meeting with the Ambassador on 1st February, expressed interest in irrigation agriculture in Uganda for the purpose of food security; but also in order to assist Ugandan women in their struggle against poverty.
Uganda is one of many African countries with full representation in Ljubljana. Her current Ambassador, Ms Grace Akello, who covers Slovenia from Rome, attended the function and thereafter took the opportunity to have a working dinner with the small Ugandan Diaspora in Slovenia.
Slovenia is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and is keen to promote trade, investment and tourism with as many countries as possible. For this reason, part of the celebrations of the New Year was a seminar on global trade and investment prospects between Slovenian firms and firms from other countries. Uganda was represented at the seminar by the Ambassador and Ms Doreen Ruyondo, the Secretary in charge Public Relations at the Embassy.