Uganda-Rwanda Talks: Kutesa’s Team Departs Next Week for Kigali

Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa is Monday next week setting off with his team to Kigali, where they will meet their Rwanda counterparts as part of the process to initiate talks aimed at resolving the diplomatic relations between Uganda and Rwanda.

The team, which will also include heads of security agencies such as ISO and CMI, are part of efforts to implement the agreement signed by President Museveni and his Rwanda counterpart Paul Kagame in Luanda, Angola, last month.

During the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in an effort to normalize relations between the two Countries.

The MOU provided for the establishment of an Ad Hoc Commission for the Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement have now confirmed today that the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday 16th September 2019.

“Hon. Sam K. Kuteesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs will lead the Ugandan delegation to that meeting,” the ministry revealed.

Among the issued that were agreed upon in Angola to be discussed include the reopening of the Rwanda border which the Kigali government closed in February at the height of the tension.

Both leaders also agreed to “refrain from actions conducive to destabilisation or subversion in the territory of the other party (and) acts such as the financing, training and infiltration of destabilising forces”.

Last week the Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Affairs ministry, Mr Patrick Mugoya said, “On our side, we have already started the process because this is an urgent matter.”


The Rwanda State minister for the East African Affairs, Mr Olivier Nduhungirehe, also confirmed that they are forming the committee.

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