On Wednesday, the National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), H.E President Yoweri Museveni, and his Rwandan counterpart, H.E Paul Kagame, signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to normalise relations between two countries.
The signing ceremony was in Luanda, Angola, witnessed by host President, H.E João Lourenço, H.E Dennis Sassou Nguesso (Republic of Congo) and H.E Felix Tshisekedi (Democratic Republic of Congo).
The Office of the National Chairman, NRM-Kyambogo wishes to congratulate the two leaders upon setting a good example in public diplomacy to address differences.
In particular, National Chairman Museveni has continued to prove a pillar in peacemaking and stabilising the region by prioritising peaceful co-existence and good neighborliness despite the puzzling attitude of other players.
We should all work for peace, deeper regional cooperation and mutual respect for our sovereignties. We should all work to ensure that the MOU holds and our peoples resume interacting normally socially, economically and diplomatically.
Mutual sourness can endanger our collective progress and give space for common enemies to distabilise the volatile Great Lakes region and Africa’s progress in general. The whole continent, and indeed the whole world expect better from us and as Ugandans led by H.E Gen. Yoweri Museveni, we are sure that he is committed to meet the terms laid out in the MOU as he has exhibited by urging maximum restraint on everyone to prevent escalations despite persistent affronts from other angles.
We hope to see President Kagame order for the common border at Katuna to be reopened for normal transitory business to resume.
We extend thanks to regional leaders who guaranteed the discussions and resulting pact.