KATUNA – President Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame have agreed to put in place a military commission to monitor the border security before meeting again in the next 15 days at a place yet to be communicated.
“The summit has recommended that the Republic of Uganda should, within one month verify the allegations of the republic of Rwanda about actin from its territory by forces hostile to the government of Rwanda. If these allegations are proved, then Uganda Government will take all measures to stop it and prevent from happening again,” a final communique of the 4th Quadripartite Summit between Heads of State and Governments Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda held at Katuna on 21 February 2020 reads in parts.
The communique adds that “this action must be verified and confirmed by the Ad-Hoc ministerial commission for the implementation of the memorandum of understanding of Luanda.”
“Once the recommendation is full filled and reported to the heads of states, the facilitators will convene within 15 days, a summit in Katuna for the solemn reopening of borders and subsequent normalization of the relations between the two countries.”
Uganda has since committed to investigate alleged subversive activities by Rwandan dissidents in its soil and act within a month. Until then the Katuna border remains closed.
The two countries have been at odds for over a year now, affecting diplomacy and trade.
Presidents Lourenço of Rwanda and Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo have presided over the Quadripartite Summit where Rwanda and Uganda have signed an extradition treaty.
The extradition treaty is aimed at ensuring each state surrenders individuals to another state for prosecution or punishment for crimes committed in the requesting country’s jurisdiction.
Mr. Lourenco and Mr. Tshisekedi have welcomed the signing of the extradition Treaty that took place in the framework of the quadripartite Summit, between Uganda and Rwanda which constitutes the legal framework that handles cases of justice including those related to alleged subversive activities practiced by their nationals in the territory of the other party.
Presidents Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, once again praised the dedication and entire availability of the Presidents Laurenco and Tshisekedi, in the search for a peaceful solution in the framework of the reconciliation process between the two sister countries.