Uganda and Rwanda have released a communique about the deliberations of the Ad hoc committee created to implement the Memorandum of Understanding between President Museveni and his counterpart Paul Kagame at a Summit in Luanda, Angola.
The communique says delegations from Uganda and Rwanda reached agreement on a number of issues of mutual interest and concern as follows:
1. Rwanda provided a list of Rwandans detained in Uganda and the Republic of Uganda committed to verify the information for the purpose of processing those named through due judicial process and releasing those against whom no evidence of criminal conduct will have been found;
2. Both parties agreed that due process will be followed in dealing with each other’s citizens;
3. Both parties reiterated their commitment to refraining from any acts of destabilization against each other;
4. Both parties agreed to finalize the extradition treaty in order to provide a framework for the future exchange of criminal fugitives;
5. Both parties committed to cease all forms of hostile propaganda in both mainstream and social media.
6. Both parties agreed that the issue of free movement of persons and goods and services across the common border and other outstanding issues shall be discussed in the next meeting.
7. The next meeting will be held in Kampala in 30 days to review the progress of the implementation of the Luanda MoU.
The delegation of Uganda was led by Hon Sam Kuteesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs and that of Rwanda was led by Hon Olivier Nduhungirehe.