Nigeria-Border with Republic of Benin

Rwanda has called off a border dispute meeting with Uganda that was scheduled to be held here on Nov. 18, a Uganda government spokesperson has said.

Ofwono Opondo, who is also the executive director of the state owned Uganda Media Center, said in a tweet on Thursday that the meeting was called off at the request of Rwanda.

“The media is hereby informed that the second meeting of the ad hoc commission on the Luanda MOU (memorandum of understanding) between Uganda and Rwanda scheduled for November 18, 2019 in Kampala has been postponed at the request of Rwanda. A new date will be communicated,” Opondo said.

The ad hoc commission first met in Rwanda on Sept. 16 where both parties recommitted to the MOU signed in August in Luanda, Angola to cease hostilities between the two countries.

Uganda on Tuesday issued a protest note to Rwanda over what it called continued killings by Rwandan security personnel along the shared border.

Uganda said the murders are hostile to the ongoing efforts to improve relations between the two countries.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in August met in Angola to find a lasting solution to the differences between the two countries. The two leaders signed an MOU.

Uganda and Rwanda have since late February had a border hitch with Rwanda accusing Uganda of harboring its dissidents and also incarcerating its citizens who visit the country. Rwanda urged its citizens not to cross the border into Uganda. Uganda has denied all the accusations made by Rwanda. Enditem


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