President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Rwandan Counterpart President Paul Kagame have agreed to push for joint regional peace and stability by addressing the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the East African Community Block.
The two leaders held a bilateral meeting over a range of issues at State House Entebbe on Sunday. President Kagame is in Uganda on a private visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
President Kaguta Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni invited President Kagame to a dinner to honour their son who is also the Commander of Land Forces Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is celebrating his 48th birthday.
On Arrival at State House Entebbe, President Paul Kagame was received by President Museveni, First Lady Janet Museveni and the First Son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi.
While welcoming President Kagame to Uganda, President Museveni noted that the problems affecting the region like the crisis in Congo need a collective approach from all regional members.
“This time we must insist on working together because these people have suffered a lot. I told President Kenyatta that if we don’t come in as a region, Congo may become like Sudan,” President Museveni said.
President Paul Kagame also said that the Congolese problem should not be the responsibility of others and said that leaders and all parties must talk to solve the crisis once and for all.
“They need to talk without leaving anyone behind,” President Kagame said.
President Museveni updated President Kagame on the talks that were held in Nairobi, Kenya between the Government of Congo and the M23 rebels in the recent clashes.
President Kagame last visited Uganda in March 2018.