UGANDANS IN SOUTH KOREA SEEK GOV'T SUPPORT
Ugandans living in South Korea have asked for financial support from government to help improve trade between the two countries.
Paul Kaziro, the Chairperson of the Ugandan Community in South Korea made the call while meeting a Parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in Seoul on Monday.
He also called for improved bilateral relations between Uganda and South Korea to improve trade relations.
Kaziro told the MPs that talks between the two countries could lead to a relaxation of stringent visa requirements by South Korea for Ugandans intending to visit the country.
He recommended that government lobbies the South Korean government to grant more visas to students wishing to study in various institutions in the country.
In her response, Kadaga noted that although she was unaware of the presence of Ugandans in South Korea, there was a plan to support Ugandans in the diaspora, which targeted North America, Netherlands and South Africa, and support can also be extended to the Ugandans in South Korea.
She also said the Ministry of Trade would benefit from trade exhibitions, if government was informed about the schedules.
The parliamentary delegation is in South Korea to attend the International Scouts Jamboree Celebration.