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Breaking: Uganda Sets Date for Second Meeting with Rwanda

Uganda has invited the Rwandan government for talks in Kampala, Chimp Corps report.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Kampala this weekend dispatched an invitation to Kigali, saying Rwandans were welcome for the meeting scheduled for November 13.

The two parties last met in Kigali on September 16.

It was agreed that a follow-up bilateral meeting is held after 30 days.

The Rwandan government earlier this week said it was yet to hear from Kampala about the planned meeting.

Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Amb Patrick Mugoya was not readily available for comment on Sunday night.

But ChimpReports has learned that Kampala this weekend sent a formal invitation to Kigali, providing details of the November 13 meeting.

Tensions have been rising between the two countries in recent months, with many fearing a possible armed conflict.

Rwanda maintains a trade blockade on Ugandan goods and also restricts Rwandans from traveling to Uganda.

Rwandan forces have since maintained military deployments along the border with Uganda.

Kigali accuses Ugandan authorities of harassing its citizens, a claim Kampala denies.

In Uganda, several Rwandans suspected of harassing refugees and being involved in espionage activities have been arrested and charged before courts of laws.

Others were deported by immigration officials.

Nevertheless, diplomats say the differences between Uganda and Rwanda can be resolved  amicably.

It’s understood before reopening the common border, Rwanda wants Uganda to free jailed Rwandans especially Rene Rutagungira who is accused of kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandan refugees.

The matter is before Makindye General Court Martial.

Rwandans are currently grappling with a shortage of food and household goods which they would buy cheaply from Uganda.

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