France and Uganda

Visits

  • Visit to Paris of Mr Sam Kutesa, Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs (2006).
  • Visit to Kampala of Mr de Raincourt, French Minister for Cooperation (2011).
  • Visit to Paris of Mr Isaac Musumba, Ugandan Minister of State for Regional Cooperation (February 2010).
  • Visit to Paris of President Yoweri Museveni for the Élysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa (December 2013).
  • Visit to Paris of Mr Sam Kutesa, Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs (May 2014).
  • Visit to Paris of President Yoweri Museveni (September 2016).

Economic relations

The total volume of trade between France and Uganda stood at €74.7 million in 2015, with a relatively stable structure since 2008. It is mainly centred on pharmaceuticals (30% of our exports), telecommunications equipment (14%) and construction and extraction equipment. Food products make up 94% of France’s imports from Uganda (87% coffee).

There are now about 30 French companies operating in the country, across a wide range of sectors: hydrocarbons (Total Distribution, Total E&P, Friedlander-Ortec), telecommunications (Orange, Alcatel-Lucent, Camusat), transport, logistics and distribution (Air France/KLM, SDV Transami, AGS), industry (Hima Cement-Lafarge, Sogea-Satom, Veolia Water, Renault Trucks), services (Bureau Veritas, CIS Catering, Newrest, Gras Savoye, IGN, Monnaie de Paris).

French direct investment stock in Uganda stood at €62 million in 2014, mainly in the hydrocarbon and telecommunications sectors.

Updated: 9 June 2017

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