By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The body of Uganda’s Head of Mission to Geneva, Switzerland Ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, Christopher Onyanga Aparr has arrived in the country, TheSpy Uganda reports.
According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aparr’s body arrived in the country on Saturday morning and burial arrangements will be announced in the subsequent days.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public of the arrival of the body of the late H.E Christopher Onyanga Aparr who passed away on June 10, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland,” a statement by the ministry read in part.
“The body of the late was received in the early hours of July,11,2020 at Entebbe International Airport by senior officials of the Ministry and members of the family of the deceased.”
Onyanga APARR’s Profile;
Between 1996 – 2001, he was ambassador to the Russian Federation and the 15 Commonwealth of the Independent States of the former Soviet Union thereafter.
He was in 2003 appointed Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, and the Vatican concurrently, but resident in Berlin.
From the year 2010, he was High Commissioner/Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and other West African States of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, and Cameroon.
He was the coordinator of Least Developed Countries from January 2014 to March 2015.
He championed the cause of the LDC Group in trade negotiations on trade facilitation, agriculture, trade in services, and issues of national development in general in preparation for Bali Ministerial Conference (MC9) in Indonesia.
He was involved in discussions and formulations of binding Principles and Regulations at UN as applied by affiliated organisations like Human Rights Council, International Telecommunications Union, World Health Organisation, International Labour Organisation, and UNCTAD.