Turkey-Uganda Relations

The Turkish Embassy in Kampala and the Uganda Embassy in Ankara were opened on 21 April 2010 and July 2013 respectively.

Relations between Turkey and Uganda are developing steadily as a result high level visits between the two countries and the willingness of both countries to work together.

H.E President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Uganda on May 31 - June 1, 2016. This visit was the first Presidential visit to Uganda from Turkey and served to bolster the ties between the two countries.

H.E. Michael Werikhe Kafabusa, State Minister for Trade of Uganda, participated the Turkey-Africa Economy and Business Forum, held in İstanbul on 2-3 November 2016.

Turkey’s bilateral trade volume with Uganda reached 40million USD in 2018, which was 32,2 million Dollars in 2017.

Second Turkish-Ugandan Joint Economic Commission meeting was held in Ankara on 17-18 September 2013.

Turkish Airlines (THY) operates a daily flight, on İstanbul-Kigali-Entebbe-İstanbul route.


Turkey provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate scholarships every year to students from Uganda willing to continue their higher education in Turkey. In this context, Turkey provided 53 scholarships in 2018 and 325 since 1992.