President Museveni Writes to Kagame over boarder closure

January 1, 2020 11:05 pm0 comments by:

Kampala-Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has sent a special message to his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame. The undisclosed message was delivered to the Rwandan capital Kigali, by Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda Adonia Ayebare.
Uganda and Rwanda have for the past one year been locked up in a dispute that resulted in Rwanda closing its border with Uganda.
The special message could be aimed at ending the bickering that has seen both countries getting close to war.
Rwandan presidency has since released photos of President Kagame meeting with Ambassador Ayebare but details of the message remains secret.

Rwandan presidency in a short statement confirmed President Kagame held a positive meeting with Ambassador Adonia Ayebare at Urugwiro Village.
Uganda’s Ambassador Ayebare also confimed the same on social media.
“Thank you President Paul Kagame for warmly receiving me at Urugwiro village this evening where I delivered a message from President Museveni,” he wrote.
Ayebare who is the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations described the meeting as a positive regarding the two countries’ relationship.
The message from Museveni has come after a second round of talks between Uganda and Rwanda ended this month without the two countries reaching to an agreement about resolving their differences.
The meeting, which was part of the implementation of the Luanda peace deal signed in Angola in August, also ended without any joint communique issued to the media, an indication of lack of any concrete agreement.
Rwanda’s Minister for Regional Cooperation Olivier Nduhungirehe and Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Uganda Frank Mugambage led the Kigali team. Maj.Gen.Joseph Nzabamwita, the Secretary-general for the National Intelligence and Security Service, and Gen.Patrick Nyamvumba, the Minister for Internal Security, also formed the delegation.
The border closure between Uganda and Rwanda has disrupted trade and cross border movement of nationals from both countries.
Rwanda accuses Uganda of training and arming insurgents who are intending to cause regime change in Kigali while Uganda blames Rwanda for infiltrating its security forces.

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