Museveni, Kagame to meet in Angola

Friday July 12 2019

Presidents Paul Kagame (left) and Yoweri

Presidents Paul Kagame (left) and Yoweri Museveni in Uganda on March 25, 2018. PHOTO | RWANDA PRESIDENCY  

By RISDEL KASASIRA

President Museveni will today meet his Rwandan and Congolese counterparts in Angolan capital Luanda to discuss regional security.
The Angolan Foreign Affairs ministry, in a tweet, said the meeting was called by Angolan President João Lourenço.
“President João Lourenço has invited for a Quadripartite Summit today in Luanda the presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr Félix Tshisekedi, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. Security and regional matters will be the centre of discussion at the summit,” the tweet read.

The State minister for Regional Cooperation, Mr Philemon Mateke, said he was not aware of the meeting but said he would consult his senior minister for Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa, who was reportedly in Luanda.
This will be the first meeting President Museveni is meeting President Kagame to discuss regional security following the heighten tension between Uganda and Rwanda.

The two countries have had frosty relations following counter accusations of supporting rebels against either country.
Rwanda has since February closed its borders with Uganda, engaging in verbal offensive against Uganda, with the later seemingly taking a laid-back approach.

rkasasira@ug.nationmedia.com

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