President Kagame, Museveni to meet again in Angola quadripartite Summit

By IGIHE
On 19 August 2019 at 02:29

President Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are expected to hold discussions in Angola on Wednesday, the second such meeting in two months.

According to a communiqué from the Angolan presidency, the two leaders will be part of the second quadripartite summit that will bring them together with President Joao Lourenco of Angola and Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo.

According to the communiqué, the meeting between the four African Heads of State follows the Luanda Summit on 12 July.

The four heads of state will on August 21 witness the signing of the instruments that enshrine the understandings reached.

At the last meeting, Rwanda and Uganda reached understanding to resolve tensions that have erupted between their two countries in recent months, after contacts undertaken by Angola with DR Congo’s assistance.

The statement after the meeting said that “the summit welcomed the political will of (Rwanda and Uganda) to continue dialogue with a view to finding a solution to existing problems.”

The August 21 event is a follow up of the July 12 summit also held in Angola’s Luanda which brought together the heads of state of the four countries.

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Amb Olivier Nduhungirehe has told IGIHE that Angola requested the signing of agreements between Rwanda and Uganda.

The July meeting convened by the Angolan president was devoted to regional security, cooperation and strengthening of ties among the four countries.

It also reviewed the regional situation and reinforced coordination within the framework of multilateral concertation mechanisms.

In the July summit’s final communiqué, the heads of state stressed the importance of a permanent, frank and open dialogue that should be strengthened both bilaterally between the states of the region and multilaterally, for the consolidation of peace and security as a fundamental premise for economic integration.

It has been two years since Rwanda, Uganda relations worsened.

Uganda has been deporting different Rwandans who accuse it of inhumane imprisonment and torture on false accusations by Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and rebel groups against the Government of Rwanda.

Over 900 Rwandans have been reportedly detained in Uganda.

This saw the Government of Rwanda advising Rwandans not to travel to Uganda for their security until the situation gets back to normal.

Rwanda also accuses Uganda of conspiracy with rebel groups intending to destabilize state security.

President Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are expected to hold discussions in Angola on Wednesday,
The four heads of state will on August 21 witness the signing of the instruments that enshrine the understandings reached.

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