Angola, RDC attend Rwanda, Uganda peace talks

By IGIHE
On 16 September 2019 at 01:44

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understandings between Rwanda and Uganda has started today Kigali where the opening ceremony has been attended by the Minister of External Relations of Angola , Manuel Domingos Augusto and Gilbert Kankonde Malamba, the Deputy Prime Minister of Interior of DRC.

The Rwandan delegation is led by Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, the Minister of State in charge of the East African Community while Sam Kutesa, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs leads the Ugandan delegation.

Rwanda is also represented by Gen Maj Frank Mugambage, Rwanda’s ambassador to Uganda; the Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye; the Minister of Local Government, Prof. Shyaka Anastase; Gen Maj Joseph Nzabamwita, the Secretary-General of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and Col Anaclet Kalibata, the head of External Intelligence at NISS.

Uganda’s delegation also includes the Minister of Defense, Gen. J.J Odongo Abu; Amb. Joseph Ocwet; the Director-General External Security Organisation (ESO), the State’s Attorney General, Byaruhanga and Uganda’s ambassador to Rwanda, Oliver Wonekha.

Facilitators include Angolan Ambassador to Rwanda, Horacio Uliengue; Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister and DRC Deputy Prime Minister and head of Intelligence Inzun Justin Kakiak.

Rwanda’s Ste Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe, and Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa will hold a press conference on outcomes of discussions later.

Rwanda, Uganda MoUs were signed on 21st August 2019. The pact was signed in Luanda, Angola, during a quadripartite summit bringing together the host President of Angola João Lourenço; the President of Uganda, Museveni, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame.

The signing was also witnessed by President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazzaville.

It was the second quadripartite summit hosted by Angolan President; João Lourenço aimed at strengthening regional security and cooperation.

The agreement, among other things, calls for the two parties to refrain from engaging in actions that destabilize the other party (or actions perceived to) such as financing, training, and infiltration of destabilizing forces.

The agreement also calls on both countries to protect and respect the rights and freedoms of nationals of the other party residing or transiting in their national territory.

Uganda’s delegation also includes the Minister of Defense, Gen. J.J Odongo Abu; Amb. Joseph Ocwet; the Director-General External Security Organisation (ESO)
DRC Deputy Prime Minister and head of Intelligence Inzun Justin Kakiak.

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