The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified on media reports concerning Ugandaâ€™s Ambassador to the UAE, Amb. Nimisha Madhvani.
Most of the media reports are based on a limited understanding of the contents of a leaked letter addressed to Amb. Madhvani by Ag. Permanent Secretary, Amb. Isaac Sebulime. Amb. Madhvani was recalled for consultations and not withdrawn from the UAE as a duty station.
Margaret A. Kafeero, Ag. H/Public Diplomacy, says the recalls for consultations are frequent and routine within the Foreign Service as they give the Ministry and our Ambassadors or Foreign Service Officers ample time to carry out in-depth discussions, review obtaining situations and receive instructions on the bilateral relations of both countries which written correspondence often cannot do.
â€œFurthermore, whereas several media houses that have covered this story have insinuated that Amb. Madhvani made disparaging remarks in the press about the UAE, there is no evidence so far to that effect and indeed, many comments made by other individuals are being wrongly attributed to her in various media articles.â€�
She said Uganda values her relations with the UAE.
â€œThese relations remain strong and will keep growing.â€�