Rwanda-Uganda Ad Hoc Commission meeting to evaluate Luanda Agreements implementation

By IGIHE
On 14 February 2020 at 04:49

The Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of Luanda agreements between Rwanda and Uganda will meet today at the Ministry of foreign affairs. The meeting will take place ahead of another meeting between President Kagame and President Museveni scheduled on February 21st, 2020 at Gatuna border.

The Rwandan delegation will be led by Minister of State in the Ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Olivier Nduhungirehe while Uganda’s delegation will be led by Sam Kutesa, the Ugandan Minister of foreign affairs.

On February 2nd, 2020, President João Lourenço of Angola invited his counterparts Félix Tshisekedi (DRC), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) for a third Quadripartite Summit in Luanda. The meeting discussed security matters and regional cooperation.

It has been three years now that the tension between Uganda and Rwanda sparked. Rwanda accuses Uganda of imprisoning and torturing its citizens and also supporting anti-Rwanda terrorist groups and activities.

In March 2019, the Government of Rwanda warned its citizens to stop all travels to Uganda due to illegal incarceration and torture Rwandans who were in Uganda were subjected to.

During the third quadripartite summit, five resolutions were taken including releasing Rwandans who are held in Ugandan prisons, cutting support of anti-Rwanda terrorist groups, respecting and protecting Rwandan citizens as well as following up on the implementation of Luanda agreements through an Ad Hoc Commission.

Nduhungirehe announced the meeting with a tweet that read "Tomorrow, Friday, February 14th, 2020, the Ad Hoc Commission on the Implementation of the Luanda MoU between Uganda and Rwanda will meet for the third time, at Rwanda MFA, in Kigali. The full implementation of our commitments is key to the success of this process."

Government officials expected to attend the meeting on Uganda’s side include Sam Kutesa, Uganda Minister of foreign affairs, the high commissioner of Uganda to Rwanda, Olivier Wonekha, William Byaruhanga, Uganda Attorney General, Gen J.J Odongo Abu, Minister of Internal Affairs, Col Paddy Ankunda, permanent secretary in the Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Mugoya and Ambassador Joseph Ocwet.

Mediators include DRC Vice Prime Minister, Gilbert Kankonde Malamba and Angola Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Domingos Augusto.

Rwanda’s delegation is led by Amb Nduhungirehe and include Col Patrick Karuretwa, Principal Private Secretary to the President, Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye,
Anaclet Kalibata, the Director General of External Intelligence at the National Intelligence and Security Services, Minister of Local Government, Shyaka Anastase and the high commissioner of Rwanda to Uganda, Frank Mugambage.

President João Lourenço of Angola invited his counterparts Félix Tshisekedi (DRC), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) for a third Quadripartite Summit in Luanda.
The Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of Luanda agreements between Rwanda and Uganda will meet today at the Ministry of foreign affairs.

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