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Rwanda releases SFC soldier after Muhoozi-Kagame talks

Muhoozi confirmed that the SFC soldier who had been earlier captured by Rwanda’s security operative has been fired to return home after their talks.

Muhoozi with the SFC soldier (Right) released by Rwanda today.

KIGALI, RWANDA: The Ugandan Special Forces (SFC) soldier who had been held by Rwanda has been released after the Commander of Land Forces Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba held cordial talks with Rwanda President Paul Kagame.

“We held very cordial and in-depth discussions about how to improve our bilateral relations. I’m confident that under the leadership of our two Presidents we shall be able to quickly restore our historical good relations,” Muhoozi said.

Gen. Muhoozi confirmed that the SFC soldier who had been earlier captured by Rwanda’s security operative has been fired to return home after their talks.

“I further thank President Kagame for honoring my request to release our SFC soldier, Private Ronald Arinda, who strayed into Rwandan territory on personal business without permission. I returned with him tonight to Uganda. Longlive the friendship of the two countries,” Muhoozi added.

Rwanda, in a statement from the Presidency, said “President Kagame and General Muhoozi had cordial, productive and forward-looking discussions about Rwanda’s concerns and practical steps needed to restore the relationship between Rwanda and Uganda.

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The visit comes days after Uganda’s Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations Amb. Adonia Ayebare delivered a special message to Kigali in continued efforts to mend relations with Rwanda continued today.

It is now two years ago since the presidents of Rwanda Kagame and Uganda Yoweri Museveni signed an agreement in Angola to ease tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations, and meddling. Rwanda months earlier closed the border.

Since then, there has been slow progress on the actual return of normalcy especially the opening of the Gatuna border which the Kigali administration closed in February 2019.


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