Rwanda and Uganda leaders to meet over witnessed tension between two countries

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kamage have agreed to meet following the tension-like situation between the two countries.

The two leaders agreed to meet again within 30 days in Kampala to review the progress on the implementation of Memorandum of Understanding signed in Luanda, Angola in August.

The meet up follows the arrest of over 200 Rwandan nationals by Ugandan authorities most of whom Uganda claims to be criminals.

According to a joint statement, which was released shortly talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Kimihurura, the Rwandan delegation served their Ugandan counterparts with a list of Rwandan nationals Kigali says were illegally arrested. The New Times reported.

However, Members of Rwanda Civil Society expressed their concern over the developing issues between the two countries and expressed positivity in the talks forthcoming talks.

Joseph Ryarasa, Spokesperson of the Rwanda Civil Society Platform said that it was significant that the meeting would have to be convened for the leaders

“It is a clear indication that both countries acknowledge that there were grievances that needed to be resolved.”

But Mr. Ryarasa is of the view that talking about the outcomes of the meeting now “would be premature.”

He explained that, “We can only know if the deliberations from the talks are bad or good, depending on how they will be implemented or not, so that is a judgment or review for the near future.”

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