Government officials from Rwanda and Uganda will meet in Rwandan capital city Kigali next Monday to discuss the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) of ceasing the hostilities between the two sides. Source Xinhua





Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame signed the MoU in August during a quadripartite summit which was also attended by the host Angolan President Joao Lourenco and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) leader Felix Tshisekedi in Luanda.

Ugandan officials will be led by the minister of foreign affairs. Government officials of intelligence and internal affairs from Rwanda and Uganda will attend the meeting, Rwandan Minister of State in charge of East African Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe told the national television Rwanda Television during a news program.

An ad hoc commission provided in the MoU will come up with tangible solutions that would see a bilateral standoff between two countries being resolved, he said.

The two countries in the MoU committed to refraining from actions conducive to destabilization or subversion in the territory of the other party or neighboring countries and also eliminating all factors that may create such perception.

The leaders of the two countries will respect and protect the rights and freedoms of the nationals of the other party residing or transiting in their national territories, in accordance with laws of their countries, according to the MoU.

The two countries will resume cross-border activities, including movement of persons and goods, the MoU said.

The agreement was expected to take effect immediately upon signature, as committed by the two heads of state.

The two neighboring countries recently had experienced a frosty relation as the two sides blamed each other for different issues including people's safety, spying, border issues, and groups that are hostile to the Rwandan government.