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General News: Uganda Expedites Resumption of Talks With Rwanda


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU, Main Campus – Uganda is expediting the resumption of talks with Rwanda over the latter’s common border closure about two years ago, a top government official revealed to the media over the weekend.

Henry Okello Oryem, Uganda’s Minister of State for International Affairs, told the media by telephone that the authorities in Kampala and Kigali are in discussions to ease friction and resolve the notable border dispute.

“We are doing everything possible and working hard to make sure we resolve the continued and unfortunate closure of our border with Rwanda. This is something that for us is a priority,” local news website PML Daily quoted Oryem as saying.

“In the last few months, there have been changes in the government of Rwanda and army. We need to take advantage of those changes and see how to help the process move forward,” said Oryem.

Rwanda closed its border in February 2019, after accusing Uganda of the incarceration of its citizens.

However, in a twist of events, Uganda denied the allegations and rather accused Rwanda of penetrating its security circles and incarcerating its citizens too.

Image: Anadolu Agency