President Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda’s 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 on Sunday held a bilateral meeting over a range of issues at State House Entebbe. President Kagame is in Uganda on a private visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

President Kaguta Museveni and the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni invited President Kagame to a dinner to honour their son who is also the Commander Land Forces Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba. Gen. Muhoozi is celebrating his 48th birthday.

On Arrival at State House Entebbe, President Paul Kagame who is in Uganda for a one-day private visit was received by President Museveni, First Lady Janet Museveni and the First Son who is also the Commander Land Forces Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

President Museveni welcomed President Kagame to Uganda. He said that the problems affecting the region like the crisis in Congo needs 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 said that the Congolese problem should not be a responsibility for 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 also 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.

Later, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni together with the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni hosted President Paul Kagame to a dinner in honour of Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

President Kagame, last visited Uganda in march 2018. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba is credited for his role in restoring the Uganda-Rwanda relations.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is a Ugandan Journalist with passion for current African affairs.

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