Museveni’s son in Kigali for a three-day visit.
Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba of Uganda came to Kigali on Monday for a three-day visit.
He is set to meet with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Lt Gen Muhoozi, the president’s son and Land Forces Commander, had earlier tweeted that he will fly to Kigali “to resolve any remaining problems between Rwanda and Uganda.”
Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to Rwanda, Anne Katusiime, Rwanda’s Defense Spokesperson, Col Ronald Rwivanga, and Rwanda’s Republican Guard Commandant, Brig-Gen Willy Rwagasana, greeted him at Kigali International Airport.
Lt Gen Muhoozi recently visited Kigali on January 22, when he met with President Kagame to discuss the re-establishment of bilateral relations between the two nations.
Kigali stated a week later that the Rwanda-Uganda border, which had been closed since 2019, would reopen.
Rwanda-Uganda relations worsened in 2017 when Kigali accused Uganda of hosting hostile organizations and torturing innocent Rwandans on its territory.
Some problems remain unsolved despite bilateral dialogue and attempts to improve ties.
Only freight trucks were permitted to cross the border until a week ago.
The Gatuna/Katuna border reopened on March 7, enabling people to enter for the first time since the border was closed in 2019 due to political standoffs.
Traffic at the Gatuna/Katuna border has been progressively restored over the last week.
Travelers, on the other hand, continue to express dissatisfaction with the mandated PCR Covid-19 test at both nations’ border crossings.
Traveling from Rwanda to Uganda costs Rwf30,000 ($29) while crossing from Uganda to Rwanda costs USh100,000 ($28).
Both Rwanda and Uganda have rejected charging travelers for any Covid-19 PCR test, putting passengers in a bind.
Currently, the PCR test cost is only needed at the Gatuna/Katuna border. Visitors to Rwanda’s borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania are only needed to present a laissez-passe or a passport.
Rwanda declared that there are no Covid-19 fee requirements at any of its land borders, while Uganda requires the PCR test for persons going to or from the nation.
“People who go to Rwanda through land borders are not needed to test for Covid-19,” the Ministry of Health said on March 11.
On the same day, Uganda’s Ministry of Health announced that no testing is necessary for persons entering or leaving the country.
According to the ministry’s spokesman, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, testing is only conducted at the Rwanda border since Kigali needs it before anyone may travel.