By Spy Uganda
Kampala: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has bid farewell to the outgoing Ambassador of Germany to Uganda H.E Dr. Albrecht Conze who has concluded his three-year tour of duty in Uganda.
President Museveni congratulated Ambassador Dr. Albrecht Conze for the achievements registered during his tour of duty in Uganda.
“You are a good Ambassador, that’s why it looks like you have been here for a short time when in fact it has been three years. I wish you good luck,” he said.
President further tweeted, “I bid farewell to the outgoing Germany Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Dr. Albrecht Conze, who has concluded his three-year tour of duty. Germany is one of our most important trading partners. I congratulate him on the achievements registered & wish him success in his next assignment”.
I bid farewell to the outgoing Germany Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Dr. Albrecht Conze, who has concluded his three-year tour of duty.
Germany is one of our most important trading partners.
I congratulate him on the achievements registered & wish him success in his next assignment. pic.twitter.com/DLiW8ZOi2F
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) July 9, 2020
On his turn Ambassador Conze thanked the Government of Uganda for the support rendered to him during his tour of duty and pledged to further promote Uganda in his new role in Germany.
“It is unforgettable memory of having worked in your country for 3 years. I have come to say good bye after my tour of duty.” Ambassador Conze said.
Among the EU countries, Germany is one of Uganda’s most important trading partners (with bilateral trade worth approximately 210 million euros), alongside the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium. The balance of trade both with the EU and also with Germany is in equilibrium according to reports
Uganda’s main exports to Germany are coffee, gold, tea, fish, smaller quantities of other agricultural products, cobalt and basic technical products.
However Uganda also imports from Germany are machinery and chemical products. According to Federal Statistical Office figures, Uganda ranked 123rd among Germany’s 239 trading partners (German exports) in 2017.
Ambassador Albrecht Conze was appointed as German Ambassador to Uganda in July 2017 and took up his full functions after having presented his credentials to the Ugandan President on 7th November 2017. Before Kampala, Ambassador Conze came from Bamako in Mali.