Uganda is represented in Canada by a High Commission in Ottawa.
In November 2007, Prime Minister Harper attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala.
Canada maintains good bilateral relations with Uganda, particularly within the Commonwealth. Canada’s engagement with Uganda aims to assist the government and people of Uganda to lay the foundations for a lasting peace in Uganda and the broader region. Canada also provides humanitarian assistance for conflict and disaster-affected populations and targeted support to building Ugandan Peacekeeping Capacity.
In terms of development assistance to Uganda, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) disbursed approximately $350 million in assistance for humanitarian assistance, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants through the World Bank; support to Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and support to UNICEF focussing on primary education in the northern areas of the country.
Trade between the two countries is modest, totalling just under $15 million in 2010. Canadian exports (primarily used clothing) were worth just over $11 million, while imported Ugandan goods (primarily vanilla beans, coffee, tea and cobalt) totalled $3.7 million.
March 14, 2011