The Ugandan Ambassador to Swiss Confederation and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Marcel Tibaleka has presented his credentials to President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E Ignazio Cassis.
In a ceremony that took place at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, H.E Cassis welcomed Amb. Tibaleka to Switzerland, and noted that his appointment shows a strong continued commitment to the Swiss-Uganda bilateral relations.
While serving in his previous capacity as the Swiss Foreign Minister, President Cassis launched the 2021-24 Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy, a blueprint for engagement and cooperation between Switzerland and Sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy serves as a guiding cooperation framework for different stakeholders including the civil society, academia, the public and private sectors.
Ambassador Tibaleka pose for a photo with President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E Ignazio Cassis.
In a statement issued by the Embassy of Uganda to the Swiss Confederation and Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tibaleka, in welcoming the 2021-24 Sub-Saharan Africa strategy, appreciated Switzerland’s decision to play a stronger role in the development of Sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular expressed Uganda’s readiness to work together with the Swiss Government in the priority areas of; Peace, Security, Prosperity and Sustainability.
“He stressed that Uganda attaches great importance to these relations which he looks forward to deepen during his tenure,” the Embassy said.
The President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E Ignazio Cassis shake hands with Defence Attaché, Brig Gen Emmanuel Kazahura as Ambassador Tibaleka looks on.
This year, the two countries mark 56 years since the establishment of bilateral relations.
In order to strengthen cooperation in Economic and Commercial Diplomacy, Amb Tibaleka encouraged the Swiss Government to facilitate Swiss companies with financial instruments and other incentives so that they can invest in Uganda.
The President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E Ignazio Cassis shake hands with First Secretary, Brian Mwesigwa as Ambassador Tibaleka and Brig Gen Emmanuel Kazahura look on.
President Cassis pledged the Swiss Government’s support to Amb. Tibaleka, to facilitate the successful execution of his duties in Switzerland.
Ambassador Tibaleka was accompanied to the ceremony by Uganda Embassy Officials; Brigadier General Emmanuel Kazahura, Defence Attaché, and the First Secretary, Brian Mwesigwa.