According to the communique signed by Uganda Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa and Rwanda’s State Minister for East African Affairs Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe, “both parties agreed to resume the collaboration between their defense and security organs...in the interest of their national security”.
Museveni and Kagame in Luanda Angola last year
Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to resume collaboration among their
security organs which had been stopped when the relations between the
countries soured at the start of last year.
This was part of the resolutions in the communique from the Ad hoc committee
meeting between Ugandan delegation and Rwanda’s which took place in Kigali on
According to the communique signed by Uganda Foreign Affairs Minister Sam
Kutesa and Rwanda’s State Minister for East African Affairs Ambassador Olivier
Nduhungirehe, “both parties agreed to resume the collaboration between their defence
and security organs...in the interest of their national security”.
The ad hoc committee meeting follows a February 2, 2020 summit of Presidents
Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame in Luanda, the Angolan capital to talk
over their disagreements.
The Ad hoc meeting in Kigali agreed on both countries finalizing the
extradition treaty to be signed when presidents meet at the Katuna border next
The treaty will help both countries exchange criminals to be tried in their
Rwanda said it will write formally to Uganda today February 15, 2020, detailing
the specific issues on the Rwandan rebels operating in Uganda. Kigali says it
expects Uganda to verify the accusations and respond by February 20, 2020.
With that fulfilled, the communique says, the ad hoc recommends that the
summit for the opens the border when they meet on February 21, 2020, to allow
activities and mobility of people and goods between the two countries.
The Gatuna Rwanda-Uganda border has been closed since February 2019.
In a speech in Kigali, Nduhungirehe named a number of officials he claimed are
operating in Uganda and some are travelling on Ugandan passports and running rebel
groups to destabilize their country.
He named Sula Nuwamanya who is working with an NGO in Uganda, Charlotte
Mukakunsi, and one Prossy Bonabana. He said these were working under the
facilitation of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) deputy director Col