Uganda’s Istanbul consulate opens
The Ugandan Embassy in Turkey formally opened the country’s honorary consulate in Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest and most populated city, on February 15.
The event was presided over by HE Stephen Mubiru, Uganda’s ambassador to Turkey, and was attended by HE Karem ALP, Turkey’s ambassador to Uganda.
Hundreds of Turkish businesses, officials from the Turkish government, the Foreign Trade arm of the Turkish government, international sports figures, the Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul, and the mayor of Istanbul’s Maltepe Municipality, among others, were there.
“As the meeting point of the European and Asian continents, Istanbul is one of the world’s premier cities and particularly crucial to international business.” The honorary consulate will be led by Honorary Consul Mr. Levent Davisoglu, a well-known businessman in both Uganda and Turkey, according to a statement issued by the Ugandan embassy.
According to this article, Mr. Levent controls a network of lubricant companies in Turkey, the Netherlands, and Uganda. The plant in Uganda is known as Potenza Lubricants and is located in the Namanve industrial zone.
During the event, the Embassy promoted many Ugandan agricultural goods in accordance with its economic and commercial diplomacy role.
In reality, visitors at the event were offered freshly roasted Ugandan coffee, which had been particularly brought from the East African country for the occasion. Fresh Ugandan pineapples transported from Uganda to Turkey for promotional reasons were also distributed to guests.
And senior diplomats at the Uganda Embassy in Turkey, including Mr. Julius Mwijusya and Mr. Joseph Barigye, urged Turkish businessmen, visitors, and the general public to consider Uganda as a top business and leisure destination. “
Over 3,000 Ugandans live and work in Istanbul and its neighboring areas. The establishment of the consulate is anticipated to strengthen bilateral ties between Uganda and Turkey.