Kagame receives message from his Ugandan counterpart

On 18 janvier 2022 at 07:23

President Paul Kagame has received Uganda’s Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, Ambassador Adonia Ayebare who delivered a message from his counterpart, Yoweri Museveni.

Kagame received Amb. Adonia Ayebare on Monday 17th January 2022 as Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed via Twitter handle.

Political analysts have considered the milestone as a step further towards restoring relations to normal.

Amb. Ayebare was last in Rwanda on 29th December 2019 where he delivered a message from Museveni to his counterpart of Rwanda.

Since then, there has been no significant progress towards normalizing both countries relations.

Rwanda, Uganda relations worsened since 2017. Rwanda has been expressing concerns over Rwandans who travel to Uganda for business purposes but are abducted, imprisoned and tortured accused of being spies.

It is said that some of these Rwandans are tortured after refusing to join rebel groups intending to threaten Rwanda’s security.

Rwanda also accuses Uganda of hosting dissidents posing threat to national security.

In March 2019, the Government of Rwanda officially advised citizens not to travel to Uganda for their security following testimonies of over 1000 Rwandans tortured and deported from Uganda.

Rwanda has been explaining that it has no interests in supporting rebels posing threat to Uganda adding that there no Ugandans illegally detained in Rwanda.

In August 2019, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame signed memorandum of understanding ‘Luanda Agreement’ in a bid to solve conflicts between both countries.

Despite efforts to sign the agreement between both heads of state witnessed by mediators including the President of Angola, Joao Lourenço and Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the situation is still worsening as Uganda continues with arbitrary detention of Rwandans who are subjected to torture in its facilities.

Since the beginning of 2022, Rwanda has received over 50 nationals deported from Uganda. They were dumped at different borders connecting both countries.

President Paul Kagame has received Uganda’s Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nation.