The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda and Permanent Mission to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was established in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1975 and moved to its current location in Riyadh in 1983 following the change of seat of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the city. The Embassy is accredited to the Kingdom of Bahrain, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, The State of Kuwait, The State of Qatar and the Republic of Yemen.
The Embassy is mandated to promote and protect Uganda's interests in the Gulf region by engaging the Governments, International Organisations, NGO's and the private sector in mutually beneficial cooperation. Uganda's Foreign Policy priority focus is on the following thematic areas: regional/ international peace and security; economic/commercial diplomacy; and the well being of our people, which are in line with "Uganda Vision 2040". To realise the areas of policy focus, the Mission pays specific attention in our day-to-day work to the following by;
Engaging the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to be supportive of the various peace building initiatives/processes of interest to Uganda and the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa;
Engaging the Ugandan Diaspora in the Gulf Region to actively contribute to the development at home (i.e through remittances, direct investment, partnership building, skills transfer e.t.c) ;
Promoting Uganda as a tourism, trade and investment destination by engaging various stakeholders in the Gulf region.
Providing consular and other support services for Ugandans resident in the Gulf region and those travelling to the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the major pilgrimage, the Hajj and minor pilgrimage Umrah.