Museveni flies to Angola to pen deal with Kagame

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Museveni boards his jet

President Museveni has Wednesday morning left for Angola capital Luanda where he will sign a peace deal with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

“Heading to Angola’s capital Luanda, for a quadripartite summit as part of the continuation of the dialoguing process aimed at finding a lasting solution to the different regional issues,” Museveni said while boarding his private jet.

According to a press release from the Angolan presidency, Museveni and Kagame are expected to reach an agreement and put pen to paper in the presence of President Joao Lourenco of Angola and Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo.

The meeting between the four African statesmen follows the Luanda Summit on 12 July.

The four heads of state will on August 21 witness the signing of the instruments that enshrine the understandings reached.

At the last meeting, Rwanda and Uganda reached understanding to resolve tensions that have erupted between their two countries in recent months, after contacts undertaken by Angola with the DR Congo’s assistance.

The Angola foreign minister has in the past week visited Kigali and Kampala to seal the deal.

The statement after the meeting said that “the summit welcomed the political will of (Rwanda and Uganda) to continue dialogue with a view to finding a solution to existing problems.”

The July meeting convened by the Angolan president was devoted to regional security, cooperation and strengthening of ties among the four countries.

Since February, the Rwandan authorities blocked trucks carrying Ugandan goods from crossing into Rwanda.

They also blocked Rwandans from entering Uganda but allowed Ugandans to travel to and from Rwanda.

Rwandan authorities accused Uganda of harbouring anti-Rwanda agents. The Uganda government denied the accusations.

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