KAMPALA, UGANDA: The European Union (EU) has appointed Swedish national Jan Sadek as its new ambassador to the Republic of Uganda.
He replaces Attilio Pacifici whose five-year tenure of as EU Ambassador and head of the delegation to Uganda ended in June this year.
Sadek arrived in the country on Sunday, and immediately took upon his new duties and went on to engage his new colleagues at the EU mission headquarters.
He also took part in Sunday’s Rotary Cancer Run 2022 in Kampala.
“Happy to have arrived in Uganda to take up my duties as Ambassador of the European Union! Great to engage with my new colleagues at the EU delegation and glad to already have met with 40,000 Ugandans in the Kampala Rotary Cancer Run 22,” Sadek posted on Twitter.
Who is Sadek the new EU ambassador to Uganda?
Jan Sadek is a career diplomat, who has served in the Swedish and European Foreign Services for more than 25 years, out of which 14 in Africa, in Sudan, Ethiopia and now Botswana.
Prior to his current post, Sadek was representing EU in Botswana and vis-à-vis SADC.
In Africa, the Swedish diplomat previously worked on regional integration, representing his country’s vis-à-vis the African Union and IGAD, and the European Union vis-à-vis SADC.
By training, Sadek has a degree in medicine, and has also served as a UN Officer during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and as a member of the OSCE Mission to Sarajevo, in 1994-1995.
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