Uganda Vice President Alupo Meets Korean President, Discuss Bilateral Relations

VP Jessica Alupo in a handshake with Han Duck-Soo, Prime Minister of Korea

By Richard Onapatum

Source: Africa Publicity

The Vice President of Uganda, Maj. (Rtd) Jessica Alupo, has held bilateral discussions meeting with Han Duck-Soo, the Prime Minister of Korea at his office in Seoul, Korea.


The two leaders discussed among others issues, the establishment of a Nuclear Power Plant in Buyende district, Eastern Uganda for Energy Generation.


Alupo is in Korea to represent His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni during the first ever Korea-Africa Heads of State Summit slated for June 4th-5th, 2024.


The summit is tailored around the theme; “The Future We Make Together: Shared Growth, Sustainability, and Solidarity”.


South Korea invited all African Heads of State and Government to pitch their preferred kind of cooperation at the first-ever summit in Seoul, South Korea.


Officially, South Korea says the summit will reflect President Yoon Suk-Yeol’s commitment to foster a mutually beneficial, sustainable and strategic long-term partnership with Africa, aligning with Korea’s vision of becoming a Global Pivotal State. However it will be about seeking business opportunities.


While speaking to African journalists invited to Seoul ahead of the summit, Chung Byung-won, South Korea’s Deputy Minister for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said there will be something new for Africa.


“Korea is willing not only to increase the quantity but also the quality and efficacy of its assistance to Africa. To this end, it provides tailored support to meet the needs and conditions of each African nation,” he said.


Chung said the Korea’s priorities on investment in Africa will be to: “First and foremost, establish a conducive environment for Korean companies to collaborate seamlessly with their African counterparts.


He added that South Korea is targeting to benefit from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement and wants to help address some of the trade barriers by supporting the technical rebuild of African customs systems, mimicking its Korean electronics customs clearance system.

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