President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda flew to Luanda, the capital of Angola to sign a landmark agreement that will see the two countries open their borders which have been closed since February.
This followed mediation by Angola’s President Joao Lourenco and Felix Tshishekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo in which the two leaders agreed to respect the sovereignty of each other and the neighboring countries.
According to the agreement, the two heads of state agreed to refrain from activities that will lead to destabilizing the territory of either party or neighboring countries.
Museveni and Kagame agreed to protect and respect the rights and freedoms of nationals of the other party residing or transiting in their territories in accordance with the law of the countries. The two leaders are to set up committees that will be headed by the Minister of Internal Affairs to implement the memorandum of understanding.