H.E Jules hosts delegates for the Bastille Day

The Bastille Day celebration in Kampala provided an opportunity for all the Embassy’s friends, journalists, partners and French community to enjoy a moment of good humor while thinking about the values of liberty, equality and fraternity heralded by the 1789 French Revolution

The Ugandan government was represented by Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, she welcomed the new Ambassador of France and wished him a successful tour of duty in Uganda

H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou said that the French National Day is a powerful embodiment of the French spirit, through its core values of freedom, equality and fraternity but also the values of justice, social emancipation, collective intelligence, solidarity, tolerance, openness, respect for the Rights of Man and of Citizens, faith in democracy

The Ambassador said his priority is to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between France and Uganda, emphasizing the latter’s importance as one of the strategic epicenters of the region, both in terms of business, the economy, security and humanitarian issues, and also in terms of the empowerment of women.

H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou observed that the economic and human development of Uganda is a major pillar of France’s work in Uganda, adding that last year alone, the French Development Agency (AFD), which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary in Uganda, committed more than 200 million euros to support inclusive, job-creating and environmentally-friendly growth in areas such as production and distribution of renewable energies, development of water supply and sanitation, support to the private sector through its subsidiary Proparco, and the protection of the natural heritage

Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut speaking at Bastille Day celebration in Kampala.

The Minister, Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut paid tribute to the cordial relations enjoyed between Uganda and France, characterized by mutual friendship as well as commitment to working together at international level with the common strategic objective of promoting regional and international peace
Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut expressed gratitude for the educational and cultural cooperation; also added that France’s contribution to the social-economic and cultural development of Uganda is much appreciated

The French Ambassador noted that his action plan is premised on President Emmanuel Macron’s guiding Ougadougou speech of November 28th 2017 in which the French President stressed the importance of the African continent to France and espoused a new foreign policy based on a more harmonious partnership, respect and equality, ethic of reciprocity and joint focus

Africa is a key player in the future of the world and that Africans must take control of their destiny, Uganda being as a tremendous metaphor of this Africa of the future, the French Ambassador said
H.E. Jules-Armand Aniambossou told the invited guests that he has identified the sectors in which he wants to further develop the France-Uganda ties, including agriculture and sustainable development, the promotion of youth and women, and Francophone

“I want to lead a deep and sustainable opportunity for higher education which will deliver significant benefit to French-Ugandan Academic and student world, and above all, I want culture to be at the heart of my action as an Ambassador here in Uganda,” he said during Bastille Day celebration

Here is Biography of H.E Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU

Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU, born on May 18th 1962.
1. Engineer’s degree from the Ecole nationale supérieure des mines de Douai.
2. National School of Administration (ENA), Class Léopold Sédar Senghor, 2004.
3. Civil Administrator (Senior civil servant).

Positions held:
⦁ Center for Studies and Research of Tobacco Techniques, engineer, 1989-1992;
⦁ Ministry of Industry and Mines, Industrial and Mining Engineer, 1992-1999;
⦁ Directorate for Regional Action and Industry Promotion, responsible for SME investment aid, 1999-2002;
⦁ National School of Administration (ENA), 2002-2004;
⦁ Ministry of the Interior, counselor at the Directorate of Civil Liberties and Legal Action, 2004;
⦁ Prefecture of the North Region, Deputy Secretary General, 2004-2006;
⦁ Prefecture of the Marne, Prefect of the Champagne-Ardenne Region, 2006-2007;
⦁ Secretary General at POWEO (electric utility company), 2007-2011;
⦁ Administrator and Director of Institutional Relations at RES Group (Renewable Energy Systems), 2011-2013;
⦁ Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin in France, 2013-2016;
⦁ Managing Director for Africa and Overseas at DUVAL group, 2017-2018;
⦁ Presidential Council for Africa, coordinator, 2017 – 2019;
⦁ Ambassador of France to Uganda since July 2019.

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