President Museveni has met with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame and signed a deal to end the bickering between the two close allies.
This was after a meeting chaired by Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday in Luanda and also attended by the Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi.
President Museveni confirmed the pact had been signed in Angola.
“Together with President Paul Kagame, we signed an agreement to improve the political and economic relations between our countries,” Museveni said.
“We have agreed on a raft of issues that will be implemented between our two countries, largely meant to improve our security, trade, and political relations. Uganda is fully committed to enforcing this agreement.”
The Rwandan President also confirmed the development.
“We had the opportunity to broadly and extensively discuss many issues as we understood them that underlined this problem, hence the Memorandum of Understanding we have reached today which stipulates the path to follow as we continue to try to resolve this problem,”Kagame said while addressing a press briefing after the meeting.
The Rwandan leader insisted that the problems between the two countries only needed both countries to understand each other for things to run normally.
“I think it is not very difficult to address many of the problems we have had, it may take a bit of time to understand each other but I think we have come a long way.”
Kagame also talked about the closure of their borders with Uganda saying it was hindered trade in the region because both people and goods were not moving freely to carry out trade.
“When you have an open border, you have goods and people. When you create a problem for people to move across the border from one side to another, then you have closed the border to people and goods. We are going to address all these problems. By doing that indiscriminately, we will get where we want to be.”
The Rwandan President applauded the Congolese President and his counterpart from Angola for ensuring the meeting take place.
“We are not going to be found wanting in not only respecting the communique, but also our brothers who have brought us together to reach this understanding.”
The relationship between Uganda and Rwanda have been at their lowest with both countries trading accusations against each other.
Rwanda accused Uganda of habouring rebels plotting to destabilize their government but the Kampala establishment denied the same.
In return, Uganda accused Rwanda of sending spies to Kampala.