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‘Rwanda and Uganda ties solid’

President Museveni and Kagame at the TGAIS summit in Kigali last year. Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says relations between the two countries are solid.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that “bilateral ties between Uganda and Rwanda remain solid” as they lashed out at local media reports indicating hostility between the neighbouring countries.

In a statement released in Kampala Monday, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Patrick Mugoya dismissed reports of declining relations between Rwanda and Uganda. He said Rwanda remains a strategic partner to Uganda due to shared visions for integration and peace and security in the region.

“The Ministry dismisses, with contempt, allegations carried by any media publications or platforms to the effect that relations between Rwanda and Uganda are anything but strong and cordial,” Mugoya said.

A Kampala daily Monday reproduced an article by a Rwandan online publication “Rushyashya” of an alleged plan by the Ugandan Government to overthrow the Rwanda Government.

Mugoya termed the reports “irresponsible at worst and meant to sow discord between our two sister nations. The Ministry condemns such abuse of the communication platforms they are privileged to manage.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that “Rwanda remains a strategic partner to Uganda in both our visions for integration and for peace and security in the region. The Ministry calls upon the public to ignore any alleged ‘list of grievances against Uganda by Rwanda’ which is expertly planted and regurgitated in various media outlets by diabolical sources, as though it were factual.”

The statement said there has been no concern raised through the agreed official channels by either State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had no reason to suggest anything to the contrary.

” It should be clearly emphasized that there are agreed avenues, procedures and mechanisms through which any discontentment or misunderstandings between both our countries may be raised as well as addressed. The media is not one of them.”

3 comments

  1. They are all smiles while their people are some of the unhappiest in the world. Rwanda, for example, is one of the five unhappiest countries in the world. The phoniness of it all.

    • How did you come to that conclusion on Rwandan people. How do you measure the happiness of anyone? What kind of equipment do you use?It is unfortunate that some Africans read and trush and use it as a standard measure am wondering why Rwandans are among five unhappiest peopple ironical Rwanda enjoys more peace than country in the region and one wonders why they should be unhappy

  2. Mr Ocheto Next time think twice before writing trash a bout any country Rwanda is leading in peace and security on the continent.
    And you are most welcome to visit Rwanda and witness it.
    Note: stop writing or presenting wrong measurements about Rwanda.

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