This year marked the 60th anniversary for Korea-Uganda diplomatic relationship and the two countries need to open new era such as economic cooperation.
The Uganda-Korea Friendship Association and GKS alumni in Uganda hosted young Ugandan from 9 schools including Hillside High School and members of the Association on 18th October 2023 at the National Theatre in Kampala city.
About 300 members of the Association and 200 students turned up at the function.
They watched and enjoyed the movie ‘Face Reader’, starring Song Kang Ho, as well as the performance of the students.
Speaking before the movie show the Chairperson of the Association, Jackson Ndawula emphasized that Uganda has been benefitted from South Korea via Official Development Assistance program especially in education, health and rural development.
Ndawula also added that this year marks 60th anniversary for the two countries diplomatic relationship and the two countries need to open new era such as economic cooperation.
The Second Secretary for the Embassy Yi Seunghee also stressed that the relationship between the two countries should be upgraded to the economic field.
Seunghee took the delicious Ugandan coffee as an example that could be exported to Korean market if Koreans get to know more about Uganda.
In the meantime, Dorothy Nabasirye working for the Embassy made a brief presentation of the GKS to promote it.
Hearing the presentation many students and teachers got interested in the GKS and they asked a lot of questions to the alumni.
Since 2011, about 73 Ugandans have benefited from the Korea Government Scholarship.
Meanwhile, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Uganda officially announced Michael Jordan Ssenono as the successful candidate who passed the first round of the GKS-U selection process on 13th October 2023.