Ambassador Richard Tumusiime Kabonero, the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to the United Republic of Tanzania today Saturday 29 July 2017 presented copies of his Letters of Credentials to Hon. Dr. Augustine Mahiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Ambassador Kabonero who presented his credentials at the Office of the Kagera Regional Commissioner in Bukoba town set a precedence by being the first Envoy to present Credentials at a Regional Capital.
This flexibility also goes along way to demonstrate the excellent brotherly relationships that exist between Uganda and Tanzania.
Hon. Dr. Mahiga, welcomed His Excellency Amb. Richard Kabonero to Tanzania and indeed to the Kagera Regional Capital Bukoba and wished him a successful tour of diplomatic duty and stay in the United Republic of Tanzania.
On his part, Amb. Kabonero expressed his sincere appreciation for the flexibility the Hon. Minister and the Tanzanian Government which allowed him to present his copies of Credentials at the Bukoba, the Regional Capital of Kagera Region.
The Envoy thanked the Hon. Minister for welcoming him to Tanzania and said he looked forward to constructive engagement with the Minister and the entire Government of Tanzania in further strengthening and deepening the excellent bilateral relations that exists between the two countries.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Kagera Regional Commissioner General (Rtd) Salima Kijuu, Tanzania’s High Commissioner to Uganda Her Excellency Amb. Grace Ngovano, Amb. Dr. Aziz P. Mlima, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, Oscar J. Edule, Counsellor at Uganda High Commission Dar es Salaam and senior government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East Cooperation and Kagera Regional Administration of the United Republic of Tanzania.