New EU Ambassador pledges support to Uganda’s private sector

By Samuel Ssebuliba:

The new European Union Head of delegation to Uganda Attilio Pacifici has promised to focus on strategies for strengthening the Private Sector in Uganda as a catalyst for development.

Amb Pacifici was yesterday presenting working copies of his credentials to minister of foreign affairs Sam Kutesa at the Ministry in Kampala.

Pacifici said he was looking forward to working with the Government of Uganda to further strengthen relations with the European Union.

He replaces Amb. Kristian Schmidt whose tenure ended in July 2017.

The Ambassador-designate said he was glad to be in Uganda again, a country he last visited 25 years ago.

He 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.