By Ivan Mwine
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has trashed rumours that have been circulating on social media to the effect that Gen Salim Saleh is slated to travel to Kigali, Rwanda for a meeting with President Gen. Paul Kagame.
On Thursday morning news that Gen. Salim Saleh was too travel to Rwanda for a meeting with President Kagame circulated on various social media platforms like wildfire.
However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since issued a statement refuting the allegations, which reads in part thus;
STATEMENT ON PURPORTED VISIT BY GENERAL SALIM SALEH TO KIGALI, RWANDA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to categorically state that the information circulating on social media about the above mentioned visit is not true.
Uganda and Rwanda are doing everything possible to normalize their bilateral relations but are also mindful of some members of public whose actions could derail the warm and cordial relations being cultivated between the two countries.
For the record, there is not planned visit to Kigali by General Salim Saleh as purported by the NBS journalist through his twitter handle @CanaryMugume.
The Ministry calls upon all responsible members of society to desist from circulating false information that is devoid of facts.”
It should be noted that Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba last month traveled to Rwanda and held a meeting with President Kagame, which resulted into the reopening on its border with Uganda, which had been closed for almost three years.