Foreign Policy is defined as a set of strategies, decisions and actions taken by a state /government to safeguard its national interest and achieve its goals on the international arena.\r\n
The officially stated goals of the foreign policy of the Republic of Uganda as mentioned in the Foreign Policy Agenda is to safeguard Uganda national interest and achieve its goals on the international arena for the benefit of the people of Uganda , the region and the international community.\r\n
The foreign policy vision of Uganda is predicated on "a conducive regional and international environment that promotes a secure and prosperous Uganda in which the peoples' interests are at the centre.
\r\n From the broad foreign policy guiding principles, and the doctrine of Uganda, the country's national interest has been anchored on three broad pillars namely:
Uganda has deliberately taken a centric approach in pursuing its Foreign Policy:- (i)The Ring States (immediate neighbors, EAC, IGAD, ICGLR, Nile Basin) (ii)The region (Rest of Africa, AU, COMESA, Middle East and OIC) Uganda's doctrine of Regional led peace process using the Burundi and Somalia model where the region leads with the rest of the International community supporting the cause and (iii) The Rest of the world. These include UNGA, UNSC system, Development partners (e.g. bilateral /multilateral donors), international organizations and agencies and blocs (e.g. G77, G8, G20, BRICS, NATO)
\r\n The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Missions abroad have and continue to implement Uganda's Foreign Policy that helps to achieve the National interest mainly through the following thematic areas: