President Kagame concludes visit to Uganda

On 26 April 2022 at 06:57

President Paul Kagame has concluded two-day state visit to Uganda where he attended the 48th birthday of Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and held talks with Ugandan President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

"Back home after a happy 2 days-visit in Uganda for Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba birthday during which I had productive discussions with H.E President Kaguta Museveni on bilateral, regional and global issues,” Kagame tweeted on Monday night.

Kagame started his visit in Uganda on Sunday 24th April which he concluded on 25th April 2022.

Upon arrival, he was received by the Minister for National Security, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi and Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

On the same day, Kagame was hosted by his counterpart of Uganda, Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni with whom they held talks on different issues including regional peace, stability and cooperation.

He also attended the birthday of Lt Gen Muhoozi which was also attended by different dignitaries from Uganda.

On Monday, Museveni revealed via Twitter handle that President Kagame has long history with Muhoozi and thanked him for accepting the invitation of his son.

Lt Gen Muhoozi disclosed that he decided to organize a formal birthday party to celebrate achieved progress towards restoring bilateral relations to normal.

President Kagame was last in Uganda on 25th March 2018 for discussions on spoiled relations between both countries.

The Head of State visited Uganda at a time when relations between both countries is on the mend following talks with envoys from Uganda including Muhoozi and Uganda’s Permanent Representative to UN, Adonia Ayebare.

Lt Gen Muhoozi has come to Rwanda two times this year on a mission to mend ties between Uganda and Rwanda that had worsened since 2017.

Since he was involved in the process to restore relations to normal, Lt Gen Muhoozi has been warning Rwanda’s dissidents that they have no place in Uganda. He recently revealed that no official fighting Rwanda would retain job in Uganda.

He also echoed similar message in February where he warned Kayumba against using his country to threaten Rwanda’s security.

His previous visit to Rwanda was on 22nd January 2022, a move that was followed by the reopening of Gatuna border.

Later on, Rwanda reopened all land borders on 7th March 2022.

On the occasion of his birthday celebration, Lt Gen Muhoozi said that both countries currently have good relations with optimism that the situation shall improve further in the future.

President Kagame has concluded visit to Uganda.