Museveni Arrives at Katuna Ahead of Meeting with Kagame

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived at Katuna border post ahead of a meeting with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame. Museveni arrived at Katuna at around 10;38 a.m. under tight security. 

The meeting is part of the resolutions of the quadripartite summit held in Luanda, Angola on February 2, 2020, to mainly resolve a standoff between the two neighbouring countries, which was heightened by the closure of the Rwandan border at Gatuna last year.

During the time of the border closure, Rwandan authorities accused Uganda of abducting Rwandan citizens and locking them up in ungazetted areas.  Rwandan nationals were also advised against travelling to Uganda, on grounds that they safety could not be guaranteed.

Rwanda also accused Uganda of hosting and facilitating dissidents especially from the Rwanda National Congress and the Democratic Forces for the liberation of Rwanda, who have declared war on the Kigali administration.

But during the Luanda summit, it was agreed that the two nations release prisoners being held in their countries, refrain from interference in each other’s affairs, protect the Human rights of citizens of both Uganda and Rwanda and continuation of the activities of the Ad-Hoc commission, as a mechanism for monitoring the implementation of the process.

They also agreed to meet again at the border today, Friday, January 21, 2020.

By 11:42 a.m. Kagame and João Lourenço, the President of Angola had not yet arrived at the venue. However, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi who is among the mediators had arrived earlier.

The venue where the meeting is set to be held is still restricted to non-invited delegates including the press.

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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