Beginning of strengthening links between the intelligence services of Burundi and those of Rwanda. Everything leads to believe, especially since these two services have made a commitment to work together, in order to contribute to the consolidation of peace in the Great Lakes region. A resolution was taken at the end of exchange held at the border post of Nemba, near Gasenyi, in the eastern facade of Rwanda, this August 26, in the evening.
The issues of strengthening security and cooperation between Rwanda and Burundi have just been at the center of an exchange between the heads of the military intelligence services of these two countries, at the Nemba border post, near Gasenyi in eastern Rwanda. Under the mediation of the Extended Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM), the two parties reflected on the fight against insecurity, a situation which weakens the relationship between the two States in particular and the Great Lakes region in general.
According to local sources, led by Colonel Erneste Musaba, the Burundian delegation encouraged the Rwandan military services to join the process of “strengthening ties with Burundi, in order to contribute to the pacification of the region of Big lakes “. For its part, the Rwandan military authorities, led by General Vincent Nyakarundi, have expressed their commitment to also work in “collaboration” with their neighbors.
At the end of this exchange, Colonel Léon Mahoungou, from the Extended Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM) and facilitator of these meetings, expressed his feeling of satisfaction following the commitment of the two parties. “ I am very satisfied with the results of this exchange. The two countries undertake to re-establish dialogue and communication between the two intelligence services for the restoration of peace and dialogue between the two countries, ”he told the microphone of Rwanda News Agency.
Colonel Mahoungou further clarified that “ members of the region, particularly Rwanda and Burundi, have been involved for more than five years in regional security issues, which have affected cross-border activities. And the increase in incidents at the common border has caused regrettable loss of life and material ”,
In 2015, the Enlarged Joint Military Verification Mechanism (EJVM), this regional military framework, initiated exchanges between the two countries, with the aim of “strengthening relations between Rwanda and Burundi”, two countries in the region living under tension for nearly five years.