By Ivan Mwine
Rwandan President H.E Paul Kagame was on Sunday hosted to a sumptuous dinner by his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, during Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s 48th birthday dinner.
Kagame, who early this year reopened Rwanda’s borders to Uganda after a meeting with the Commander of Land Forces (CLF) Lt. Gen. Muhoozi, had spent four years without traveling to Uganda, having last visited the country in 2018.
During the state dinner which was held at State House, Entebbe, Kagame and Museveni held private bilateral talks that sources reveal revolved around matters of national importance for both Uganda and Rwanda.
Museveni tweeted thus about his interaction with Kagame;
“I received H.E President Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda at State House Entebbe this evening. I also held bilateral talks with H.E President Paul Kagame on a number of issues, especially on regional peace, stability and cooperation. I welcome H.E Kagame to Uganda.”
He added that; “Later, I hosted H.E President Paul Kagame for a dinner in honour of Lt Gen @mkainerugaba. I want to thank H.E Kagame for responding positively to Lt Gen Muhoozi’s invitation and coming to pay a visit to Uganda after years of not coming here.”
Kagame’s visit to Uganda has been interpreted by many political observers as the a great step towards mending the ties between Uganda and Rwanda, which had culminated into the closure of Rwanda’s border to Uganda.