DRC’s President Tishekedi Skips Rwanda Visit,Rushes To Meet Museveni

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President Museveni Friday evening held bilateral talks with the newly elected Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president, Mr Felix Tshisekedi at State House, Entebbe.
Mr Tshisekedi, on a one-day working visit to Uganda Mr Museveni, discussed trade, security and bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries, according to a statement from Mr Museveni’s press team.

“President Museveni later hosted President Tshisekedi to a dinner,” read the statement without giving further details.

Before Tishekedi’s visit to Uganda ,he was expected to have visited neighbouring Rwanda according to the earlier reports from Rwandas Foreign Minister, Richard Sezibera who proclaimed in a press conference that President Tshisekedi “will be decently welcomed.” Tshisekedi just jetted to Uganda instead leaving questions in the minds of the analysts concerning faster switch of the agenda.

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, while delivering his 2019 New Year’s message, accused two countries neighbouring Rwanda of supporting armed insurgents whose intention is to destabilize his country.

He said that the two neighbors have tried to revive the danger posed by FDLR, RNC, and other negative forces.

“Our relationship with our African brothers is stronger today. But there are still challenges in our region. Some neighbours have tried to revive the danger posed by FDLR, RNC, and other negative forces,” he said.

This, he said, jeopardizes the otherwise good progress in East African integration, as well as regional security.

“For one neighbour, we expect it. However, we are surprised by another neighbour, where the evidence we have, and which they must also have, shows clear complicity, despite public denials,” Kagame said, hesitant to disclose which neighbours he was making reference to.

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) is an armed rebel group active in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo while Rwanda National Congress (RNC) is a Rwandan opposition group in exile which was founded Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa, Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, Gerald Gahima, and Patrick Karegeya.

General Paul Kagame according to Political observers appears to be desperately looking for a friend among fellow heads of state in the Great Lakes Region and beyond. Currently, he has none. Zero.

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