Rwanda’s relationship with Uganda is not at its best currently, but all matters hindering the relationship shall be resolved, Rwandan foreign minister Richard Sezibera said Tuesday in Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

Rwandan people’s safety in Uganda, groups that are hostile to the Rwandan government and trade and business are three issues in the way of the relations, said Sezibera at a press conference held by Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Kigali will continue to handle issues with Kampala, because “the relationship between Rwanda and Uganda is important,” said the minister.

According to him, Rwandans have been “illegally incarcerated” and “tortured” for reasons Rwanda doesn’t understand, and there are Rwandan people who have been “incarcerated” since 2017 and denied consular access.

After two years of discussions with Uganda on the matter, “there haven’t been movement forward,” but Rwanda will continue the discussions, he said.

Sezibera’s comments came days after he advised Rwandan people not to travel to Uganda due to “ongoing arrests, harassment, torture, incarceration without consular access and deportation.” Enditem


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