Ambassador's Message

Welcome to the official website of the Uganda Embassy in Beijing, the Peoples's Republic of China (PRC). The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Beijing represents the country in the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The representation is executed by the Embassy in Beijing and a Consulate located in Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. The main function of Uganda’s mission in China is to promote and protect Uganda’s overall interests in the countries of accreditation.

Uganda is geo-strategically located at the heart of Africa and the Great Lakes Region, making it ideal for limitless Trade and Investment opportunities to Africa’s major trading blocs such as the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA).

 Within the context of Uganda’s vision 2040 and the third five-year National Development Plan (NDP III), the Mission in the execution of its mandate, focuses on six (6) key strategic objectives.

  1. Promotion of   Economic & Commercial Diplomacy, including technology transfer;
  2. Promotion of Uganda’s image through Public Diplomacy
  3. Strengthening the Provision of Protocol, Diplomatic and Consular services
  4. Promotion of International Peace and Security,
  5. Enhancing the participation of the Ugandan Diaspora in National Development
  6. Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Embassy.

The PRC is a vast country covering a land area of 9.6 square miles. It has a population of about 1.4 billion people and is divided into 33 provinces and special administrative areas. The economy of the PRC is now the second largest in the world, with a GDP of USD 13.37 trillion.

China’s cooperation with Africa is now formalized through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Bilaterally, the Relations between Uganda and China were elevated to the Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership, which is the highest level. This offers further opportunity for strengthening the Uganda-China relationship. The PRC is one of the leading countries as a source of FDI, export of commodities and bilateral official flows to Uganda. The potential for Uganda to enhance its exports to the Chinese market is enormous. In addition, there is a great opportunity to increase the flow of tourists from China to Uganda by promoting our country as the best tourist destination.

Overall the PRC offers great opportunities in the following five (5) strategic areas;

  1. Lessons on poverty eradication and wealth creation,
  2. Market  access for Uganda’s products,
  3. Increasing FDI,
  4. Increasing outbound Chinese tourists to Uganda,
  5. An important source for official capital inflows.

I believe that through concerted efforts and the full support of partners, the strategic objectives of this Mission will be realized.

I sincerely hope that you will find the website and its links useful for getting news and information about Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, with particular attention to; the Government, Consular services, Tourism, Trade and Investment, as well as Bilateral Relations with China.

 Oliver Wonekha