CLARIFICATION ON AMB. NIMISHA MADHVANI’S RECALL FOR CONSULTATIONS

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MEDIA RELEASE

 MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Department of Public Diplomacy

Kampala: 15/05/2018

CLARIFICATION ON AMB. NIMISHA MADHVANI’S RECALL FOR CONSULTATIONS

Following several media reports concerning Uganda’s Ambassador to the UAE, Amb. Nimisha Madhvani the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to make the following clarification:

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 Madhvani was recalled for consultations and not withdrawn from the UAE as a duty station.

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.

Furthermore, 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.

Uganda values her relations with the UAE. These relations remain strong and will keep growing.

This information has been published on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uganda.