Uganda receives 40,000 vaccines and scholarships at Non Aligned Movement conference.

By Baluku Alex

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, and Ugandan minister Hon. Odongo Jeje have signed a donation agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Uganda of 40,000 (forty thousand) doses of Vaxzevria (Covid19 AstraZeneca) donated by Serbia to Uganda.

The two ministers sign the donation of vaccines to Uganda

The Serbian Foreign Minister also announced a total of ten (10) scholarships for Ugandan students to take up studies in relevant fields critical to Uganda’s development.

Hon. Odongo expressed gratitude to the Serbian Foreign Minister and Government for the generous donation of the Covid-19 vaccines by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the scholar existing good cordial further deepen bilateral cooperation between the two countries relationsships offered to Uganda.

The Ministers affirmed the and agreed to further depend bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Hon. Gen. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda addressed the delegates at the commemorative conference of the 60th Anniversary of the 1st Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade on 11th October 2021. He expressed the relevancy of upholding the ideals of NAM in dialogue to establish a peaceful and prosperous world as well as a just and equitable order. He underscored the role of multilateralism and solidarity, which is required more than ever in responding to current and future global crises, such as COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, threats of terrorism, and their consequences to global peace and development.

The Commemorative conference of the 60th Anniversary of the 1st Non-Aligned Movement opened on 11th October 2021 in Belgrade by the President of the Republic of Serbia, H.E Mr. Aleksandar Vucic. H.E Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan chaired the Conference as current chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. The Conference reflected on the historical principles of NAM and its achievements since its founding in 1961.

Uganda will be taking over the Chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement in 2023

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