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Rwanda, Uganda to Hold Joint Permanent Commission in 2023

posted onSeptember 2, 2022

Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to review and revive bilateral cooperation in the different areas of interest by convening the next Joint Permanent Commission in Kigali by March 2023.

According to a joint statement released after a meeting between Rwanda and Uganda foreign affairs ministers Dr Vincent Biruta and Gen. Jeje Odongo respectively on September 1, the Commission will focus on critical areas taking into consideration the outcomes of the last Joint Permanent Commission.
Both expressed gratitude for the steps taken so far to renew good and cordial relations between the two sister countries.

Mending of Kampala and Kigali relationships gained following visits by Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and Land Forcers Commander Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba to Rwanda where he met President Paul Kagame.

The visits led to the reopening of borders and President Kagame recently came to Uganda for his (Gen Kainerugaba's) birthday. President Museveni was also among the guests that attended the 2022 CHOGM in Rwanda.

The ministers reaffirmed their commitment to seeing the people of Rwanda and Uganda enjoying the full benefits of cordial relations.

They reiterated their commitment to focus efforts on the mutual regional security and development issues that impact on the socio-economic welfare of the peoples of the two countries.
The ministers appreciated Kagame and Museveni for their continued commitment to reviving and strengthen bilateral relations. 

According to the statement, the ministers exchanged views on regional matters relating to security, trade, investment and strategic regional projects.

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