President Museveni has dispatched Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Amb. Adonia Ayebare, to meet Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Ayebare delivered the president’s message to Kagame Sunday evening at Urugwiro village, the office of the President of Rwanda located in the Kacyiru area of the capital Kigali.
Kagame in turn said he had received a positive message from Museveni.
“This evening at Urugwiro Village, President Kagame held a positive meeting with Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, President Museveni’s Special Envoy, who travelled to Kigali with a message regarding the two countries’ relationship,” Kagame said.
Follow up on failed talks?
Early in December this year, the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Commission on the Implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda and Uganda collapsed at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Lake Victoria shore.
After a whole over 7-hour long discussion, the two sides failed to find common ground.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of East African Community (EAC), Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe, who led the Rwanda delegation, said:
“No agreement on a solution to the most contentious issues (Uganda’s support to armed groups & illegal detention of Rwandans in Uganda). We agreed to refer the matter to our Heads of State.”
Speaking at the joint press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa who led the Ugandan delegation, accused Rwanda of infiltrating Uganda’s security agencies.
Kutesa said this is why most Rwandans are being detained in prisons “for trying to infiltrate security services”.
In the end, the ministers resolved to refer the matter back to Presidents Museveni and Kagame.