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Leaders agree on opening border

By Vision Reporters

Added 21st February 2020 04:37 PM

For nearly a year, the common border at Katuna has been closed, with Rwanda accusing Uganda of hosting elements that are hostile to the Kigali government.

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For nearly a year, the common border at Katuna has been closed, with Rwanda accusing Uganda of hosting elements that are hostile to the Kigali government.

RWANDA-UGANDA TALKS

President Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame of Rwanda have met at the border to discuss the impasse arising out of the closure of the common border by Rwanda.

In a communique issued after the meeting, the summit recommended that Uganda will verify the allegations by Rwanda about the actions of forces hostile to Rwanda operating in Uganda. 

If the allegations are true, the Uganda government will take measures to stop it and prevent it from happening again. The action must be verified and confirmed by the Ad-Hoc ministerial commission for the implementation of the memorandum of understanding of Luanda.

Once this recommendation is fulfilled and reported to the heads of state, the facilitators will convene, within 15 days, a summit, in Gatuna/Katuna, for the solemn re-opening of borders and subsequent normalisation of the relations between the two countries.

For nearly a year, the common border at Katuna has been closed, with Rwanda accusing Uganda of hosting elements that are hostile to the Kigali government.

Today's meeting was a culmination of a series of meetings held in Luanda, Angola, and Kigali by different delegations. 

President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart Paul Kagame appreciated the commitment and dedication of Angolan president João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço and Félix Tshisekedi of DR Congo in finding a peaceful solution in the framework of reconciliation between the two sister countries.

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