Copies of credentials were presented to Uganda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa.
“Today, the High Commissioner H.E Joseph Rutabana presented copies of his letters of credence to Hon. Sam Kutesa Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda,” Rwanda’s embassy to Uganda’s has said in a tweet.
The cabinet meeting appointed Col Rutabana Joseph as Rwanda’s ambassador to Uganda in September last year replacing Gen Maj (Rtd) Frank Mugambage who held the position for 11 years.
Amb. Rutabana has been representing Rwanda in Israel.
Rwanda, Uganda relations have worsened since 2017 when Uganda started arresting and torturing Rwandans accusing them of espionage.
Uganda has been accused of supporting and hosting terror groups intending to threaten Rwanda’s security.
Both countries continued with cold relations until August 2019 when they signed Memorandum of Understanding aimed at revitalizing relations on mediation of DRC and Angola.
Uganda has been deporting Rwandans illegally arrested after enduring months of torture in its detention facilities in light with efforts to mend relations.
The spate of arrests has not yet ended because Uganda continues to dump Rwandans at borders after spending months in detentions where they are held illegally and tortured.