The ceremony took place on Thursday 18th January 2018. The day started with hoisting the Socialist Republic of Vietnam national flag at Kololo national grounds where the Uganda national flag was hoisted at Independence. A police guard of honour was mounted for the Vietnam team at Kololo national grounds. From there a motorcade carrying the Vietnam delegation headed to State
House Entebbe. On arrival, they were received with refreshments and shortly after ushered into the Presidential Office for the Credentials presentation ceremony. During the ceremony the President discussed with the ambassador the history of Vietnam (it’s war heroes) and bilateral relations. The dignitaries exchanged gifts where by the President gave the ambassador a copy of the Mustard Seed. H.E Kim gave the President a vase that expresses “the soul of Vietnam”.
The ambassador H.E. Nguyen Kim Doanh signed the visitors book. The Vietnam delegation had photographs with the President and other dignitaries present and left. The Honorary Consul General H.E. King Ceasor Mulenga and Dr. Charity Mulenga hosted the delegation at Serena Kampala hotel for a dinner. On Friday 19 January 2018, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam national flag was raised officially by H.E. Nguyen Kim Doanh at the Consulate office at King Ceasor Square, Plot 9 Portal Avenue Kampala Uganda.