After the first meeting in Kigali on September 16th, the second was to be held in Kampala on October 18th, a month after but it never materialized.
Besides Rwanda and Ugandan delegates, the meeting in Kigali was also attended by ministers from Angola and DR Congo; the two facilitators.
In an interview with IGIHE, Olivier Nduhungirehe, the Minister of State in charge of the East African Community confirmed that Rwanda has written to Uganda asking that the meeting be postponed.
Nduhungirehe said that the request to postpone the meeting is due to the fact that several members of the delegation that had to represent Rwanda will not be available on that date due to other engagements,
“It is true we have written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda informing them that unfortunately, there are several members of the Rwandan delegation who will not be available on November 18,” he said.
“We were proposing that the meeting in Kampala is postponed to a mutually convenient date that can be arranged through diplomatic channels,” He added.
Reacting to his twitter account, Ugandan Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo announced that he had received correspondence from Kigali via his ambassador in Kampala.
"Rwanda has asked for the date of the meeting to be postponed and we will announce the new date," Opondo said.