31.9 C
Brisbane
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Leaders of Rwanda, Uganda meet to normalize ties

Must read

Charity warns of famine in South Sudan

South Sudan is facing a potential risk of famine due to the effects of protracted conflict, flooding, and a poor economy, an...

Uganda/Kenya: Uganda Ends Kenya’s Under-20 Afcon Dream

Cecil Odongo - Rising Stars' dream of participating in the 2021 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations came to a sudden halt on...

Kenya regrets Somalia decision to expel envoy – PS Macharia

OLIVER MATHENGE - Kenya's foreign affairs principal secretary Kamau Macharia has expressed regret at Somalia's decision to expel Ambassador Lucas Tumbo.

Tigray forces claim to have shot down an Ethiopian plane, taken the town

Forces from Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray said they had shot down a military plane and retaken a town from federal forces...

CGTN 23 FEB 2020

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Friday morning met at Gatuna-Katuna border crossing for talks that seek to normalize bilateral relations.

The two leaders were joined by Angolan President Joao Lourenco and Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the facilitators of the talks between Rwanda and Uganda at the 4th Quadripartite Summit.

The meeting follows the 3rd Quadripartite Summit in Luanda, Angola on February 2 and the 3rd Ad Hoc Commission meeting in Kigali between Rwanda and Uganda on February 14.

The four Presidents will address a press conference later in the day after the closed door meeting, according to the Rwandan ministry of foreign affairs.

Ahead of the meeting, Rwanda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of East African Community (EAC) Olivier Nduhungirehe told reporters that the talks will bear fruitful outcomes.

The meeting is expected to come up with tangible solution to the current bilateral standoff between Rwanda and Uganda, according to the Rwandan ministry of foreign affairs.

The government of Rwanda remains fully committed to meet its obligations in the implementation of Luanda Memorandum of Understanding.

The Uganda government has already released 22 Rwandan citizens who were detained in the country.

Rwanda also reciprocated by terminating the prosecution of 17 Ugandans who were facing several cases in Rwanda, along 3 others who completed their sentences, who were deported.

Last year, Rwanda closed its common border with Uganda alleging that the latter was incarcerating its citizens. Uganda denied the allegations.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Charity warns of famine in South Sudan

South Sudan is facing a potential risk of famine due to the effects of protracted conflict, flooding, and a poor economy, an...

Uganda/Kenya: Uganda Ends Kenya’s Under-20 Afcon Dream

Cecil Odongo - Rising Stars' dream of participating in the 2021 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations came to a sudden halt on...

Kenya regrets Somalia decision to expel envoy – PS Macharia

OLIVER MATHENGE - Kenya's foreign affairs principal secretary Kamau Macharia has expressed regret at Somalia's decision to expel Ambassador Lucas Tumbo.

Tigray forces claim to have shot down an Ethiopian plane, taken the town

Forces from Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray said they had shot down a military plane and retaken a town from federal forces...

Hand over coup plotters, Burundi tells Rwanda

IVAN R. MUGISHA - Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye wants Rwanda to extradite the 2015 coup plotters in the country, saying this has...