The Ugandan Community in South Korea has requested for government financial support to help boost trade between the two countries.
This was during a meeting with a Parliamentary delegation Monday August 6, 2018 led by the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, at Glad Hotel, Seoul in South Korea.
The Chairperson of the Ugandan Community in South Korea, Paul Kaziro said that bilateral talks between Uganda and South Korea will also help to improve trade relations.
“We are requesting the government [of Uganda] to make a commitment to fund the activities of the Ugandan Community in South Korea as a registered association that supports and empowers Ugandans living here,” said Kaziro adding that “If government could also organise more trade and market conferences, the Ugandan economy will get a great boast”.
According to Kaziro, the restrictive South Korean visa requirements can also be lessened when there is good relations between the two countries could lead to a relaxation of stringent visa by South Korea for Ugandans intending to visit the country.
“If the government can have bilateral talks with South Korea, it would facilitate Ugandans to come and trade freely which would improve the economy of Uganda and the relationship between the two countries,” Kaziro said.
He advised the Ugandan government to lobby for student visas to study from South Korean so as to optimize and exploit all the opportunities in the latter government.
Speaker Rebbecca Kadaga that she had knowledge of the Ugandan community in south Korea and a plan Ugandans in the Diaspora, which targeted North America, Netherlands and South Africa had already been drafted.
“I didn’t know that there was s uch a big population in South Korea. There is a plan to support other Diasporas, we can broaden and support can be sent here too,” she said.