Head of Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence in Rwanda for four-day visit

On 6 June 2022 at 06:47

The Head of Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), Maj Gen James Birungi is on a visit to Rwanda where he has held talks with Brig Gen Vincent Nyakarundi, the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Head of Military Intelligence.

The Spokesperson of RDF, Colonel Ronald Rwivanga has told IGIHE that Maj Gen James Birungi and his delegation have come to Rwanda for four-day visit.

“They have come for a visit aimed at deepening cooperation with regards to intelligence sharing,” he said.

Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has also commended Rwanda for extending a warm welcome to the visiting delegation.

“I thank Afande Kagame, General Nyakarundi and our brothers in RDF for warmly welcoming our CMI to Kigali. God bless Uganda and Rwanda,” he tweeted.

Lt Gen Muhoozi recently commended the role both countries’ military intelligence in restoring bilateral relations to normal.

“I thank the two Generals, General Birungi and General Nyakarundi (both Chiefs of Military Intelligence) in leading the way in normalising our relationships. Have a successful visit to Rwanda ndugu Birungi. God bless the unity and brotherhood between Uganda and Rwanda,” he tweeted.

The coming to Rwanda follows the recent visit to Uganda by RDF senior officers including its spokesperson, Col Ronald Rwivanga and Brig Gen Vincent Nyakarundi.

At the time, they were hosted by Uganda’s senior officers including Maj Gen Birungi.

Maj Gen James Birungi comes to Rwanda at a time when both countries have embarked on a journey to restore relations that had deteriorated since 2017.

Rwanda was accusing Uganda of supporting dissidents and abusing Rwandans ion the country.

Both countries decided to turn a new page for relations following visits of Lt Gen Muhoozi to Rwanda two times where he met with President Paul Kagame leading to the reopening of Gatuna border.

Maj Gen James Birungi was received by his counterpart of Rwanda, Brig Gen Vincent Nyakarundi.
Delegations from both countries holding talks.
The delegation from Uganda's CMI is in Rwanda for four-day visit.