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Tuesday, 7th July 2020
H.E. Ambassador Marcel Tibaleka at the meeting with Mr. James Macbeth Forbes
H.E. Ambassador Marcel R. Tibaleka, on 29th June 2020, held a meeting with Mr. James Macbeth Forbes, Incoming Country Director / Resident Representative for the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which has a long standing and fruitful partnership with the Republic of Uganda. Mr. Forbes was paying a courtesy call on the Ambassador in order to introduce himself.

Mr. Forbes informed his host that Uganda and Germany were preparing bilateral negotiations that are due to take place at the end of July 2020, albeit in a virtual format concerning refugees, rural electrification development and water and sanitation. He added that many of his colleagues are eager to resume work in Uganda, when and if the current conditions allow travelling.

Mr. Forbes said that he was looking forward to returning to Uganda after nearly 16 years. He was stationed in Kampala between 2001 and 2005 with what was then called GTZ, the predecessor of GIZ.

Ambassador Tibaleka congratulated his guest upon his appointment as the new GIZ Country Director to Uganda and thanked the Agency for its work in Uganda and support to the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. He also informed Mr. Forbes that the Embassy was in process of repatriating stranded Ugandans with the possibility of flying out the first batch in the month of July 2020.

Source: Public Diplomacy Desk, Uganda Embassy, Berlin.