Diplomacy: resumption of bilateral talks between Rwanda and Uganda

Diplomacy: resumption of bilateral talks between Rwanda and Uganda

Rwanda and Uganda have officially resumed diplomatic talks, an important step towards reviving relations between the two countries which had been at loggerheads for nearly three years.

A delegation of Ugandan officials led by Foreign Minister Odongo Jeje Abubakhar met with their Rwandan counterparts in Kigali.

Recently appointed Ugandan High Commissioner to Rwanda, Robert Rusoke was also in talks with the Rwandan team led by Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta.

At the end of the meeting, the countries declared that the diplomatic and political consultations were part of the extension of the commitment of the heads of state and strengthened the cordial relations between the two countries.

The ministers exchanged views on regional issues related to security, trade, investment and strategic regional projects.

“They agreed to review and revive bilateral cooperation in the various areas of interest by convening the next Joint Permanent Commission between Rwanda and Uganda,” the statement said.

Rwanda will host the meeting scheduled for March 2023.

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