Angola’s President Joao Lourenco to witness understanding reached between Kagame and Museveni

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The heads of state of Angola, DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda will come together in the Angolan capital on Aug. 21 to witness the understanding reached between Uganda and Rwanda.



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According to a statement from the Angolan presidency, distributed to the press on Saturday, the quadripartite summit will bring together President Joao Lourenco of Angola, Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo, Paul Kagame, and Yoweri Museveni., China Newspaper Xinhua reported



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Rwanda and Uganda reached understanding after contacts undertaken by Angola with the DR Congo’s assistance, according to a note of the civil office of President Joao Lourenco.
The Aug. 21 event is a followup of the July 12 summit also held in Angola’s Luanda which brought together the heads of state of the four countries cited above.
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.



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The July meeting convened by the Angolan president was devoted to regional security, cooperation and strengthening of ties among the four countries.
It also reviewed the regional situation and reinforced coordination within the framework of multilateral concertation mechanisms.
In the July summit’s final communique, the heads of state stressed the importance of a permanent, frank and open dialogue that should be strengthened both bilaterally between the states of the region and multilaterally, for the consolidation of peace and security as a fundamental premise for economic integration.



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President Kagame and President Museveni, once close allies, have exchanged public accusations of spying on each other’s territory and political interference.
Trade between brotherly countries has been severely disrupted since late February this year when Rwanda abruptly closed the border with its border with Uganda, severing a major economic land route.
August this year, President Museveni confirmed that negotiations were on-going to resolve the tensions between Uganda and Rwanda.



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Addressing journalists at State lodge Makanga hill in Kabale the president during two days’ visit in Kigezi Sub-region, Museveni confirmed that talks started in August in Luanda-Angola, when he met the President of Rwanda, Paull Kagame together with Angolan President, João Lourenço and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Félix Tshisekedi.
Museveni asked members of the public to remain patient as negotiations continue. The head of state did not reveal details of the negotiations.

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