President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame are expected to meet in London on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 which starts today.
If it goes ahead, this will be the first meeting for the Presidents since last August when they met in Luanda, Angola where they signed a peace memorandum of understanding intended to resolve a dispute that has seen the border between two countries closed for at least a year.
If they meet, according to an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it will give a clear glimpse on whether the dispute is nearing resolution.
Over Christmas, President Museveni sent Uganda’s United Nations Permanent representative ambassador Adonia Ayebare to meet Kagame, the gesture the latter described as positive.
This month, Uganda released nine Rwandans and repatriated them to Kigali. In return, Rwanda also released four Ugandans – both steps seen as on the way to mend the stretched relations between the two countries.
In London, Museveni travelled with foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa, whose attempt to reach compromise with Rwanda officials in the Kampala meeting last month failed. Officials said only President Museveni and Kagame could resolve the dispute.