H.E. Attilio Pacifici the New European Union Ambassador to Uganda presented working copies of his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala on 11th September 2017. Amb. Attilio Pacifici replaces H.E. Kristian Schmidt whose tour ended in July 2017.

Hon. Sam Kutesa congratulated Mr. Attilio Pacifici on his new appointment in Uganda.

Amb. Attilio Pacifici thanked the Minister for welcoming him stating that he was looking forward to working with the Government of Uganda to strengthen further relations between the European Union and the Republic of Uganda. The Ambassador-designate said he was glad to be in Uganda again, a country he last visited 25 years ago.

The two discussed various issues including EU strategies for strengthening the Private Sector in Uganda as a catalyst for development.

H.E. Attilio Pacifici has over 25 years career experience as a permanent staff member the European Commission mainly focusing his work on Africa and African Affairs. He worked as the European Union ambassador to Liberia from November 2009 to December 2014.

Prior to His appointment he worked as a senior advisor to the Managing Director European External Action Services for Africa.