President Lourenço on state visit in Rwanda ahead of fourth quadripartite summit

By IGIHE
On 21 February 2020 at 12:34

President João Lourenço of Angola arrived last night in Kigali for a two-day state visit, ahead of the fourth quadripartite summit which will be held today, February 21st at Gatuna Border. As stated in the third resolution taken during the third Ad Hoc Commission between Rwanda and Uganda which was held on February 14th, 2020 in Kigali, "both parties committed to finalize the Extradition Treaty to be signed in the presence of the Heads of States at the fourth quadripartite summit”.

The meeting will bring together four Heads of State including President Kagame, President Museveni, President Lourenço and President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The first quadripartite meeting was held on May 31st, 2019 in Kinshasa, the second on July 12th, 2019 in Luanda and the third on August 21st, 2019 in Luanda as well. During the third quadripartite summit, President Kagame and President Museveni signed the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding guiding the way forward in solving Rwanda-Uganda tensions.

The fourth quadripartite summit happens two days after 13 Rwandans were set free from Ugandan jail and handed over to Rwanda at Kagitumba border.

The 13 were released along 2 others who were deported from Uganda and who are suspected to have been involved in last year’s attack in Kinigi. Musanze District. The two suspects are Second Lieutenant Selemani Kabayija and Private Fidèle Nzabonimpa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rwanda commended Uganda’s efforts to respect its part of the agreement and announced that the Government of Rwanda had also dropped charges and released 17 Ugandans who were incarcerated in Rwanda.

It is expected that after analyzing the root of the conflict between Rwanda and Uganda, Heads of States will reconsider normalizing again the movement of goods and people between the two countries.

President João Lourenço of Angola arrived last night in Kigali for a two-day state visit, ahead of the fourth quadripartite summit which will be held today

Advertisement

YOUR OPINION ABOUT THIS ARTICLE

RULES AND REGULATIONS
Kwamamaza