Angolan President João Lourenço on Friday expressed optimism that the Katuna border conflict between Uganda and Rwanda could “have better days” and said his country will attempt all measures to ensure cordial relations and stability between the two neighboring countries are established.
“The agenda is short: security at the border between the three countries and relations between Rwanda and Uganda,” President Lourenço was quoted by one of our sources.
Even when there have been broad security concerns along the border between Uganda, Rwanda and DR. Congo, there has been a specific bilateral between Uganda and Rwanda that prompted Rwanda to seal off its borders to Uganda in February.
While speaking at the quadripartite summit, Angola’s President Luorenco emphasized that he hopes the summit will solve all the great lakes even when some problems like the Uganda –Rwanda scuffle may have better days.
In attendance were President Museveni and his counterpart from Rwanda Paul Kagame whose governments have been accusing each other of various things with latter accusing Uganda of spying and shielding rebels expected to destabilize the peace in present day Rwanda.
However even when it was not clear what resolution or proposal was put forward to solve the Uganda –Rwanda impasse, the communication highlighted that Angola was an ideal party to mediate between the two governments being identified as the Neutral party by Kigali.
Uganda, Rwanda and Angola are members of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), a 12-member body of countries of the Great Lakes.