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UN chief welcomes Uganda-Rwanda MoU aimed at normalizing ties
Published : 23 Aug 2019, 23:03
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed on Friday the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by leaders of Uganda and Rwanda, which aimed at normalizing bilateral relations.
Guterres encourages the two parties to implement the agreement "in good faith, with a view to restoring friendly relations and cooperation between the two neighboring states, in the interest of peace, stability and sustainable development in the region," his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
The secretary-general also recognizes the important role of President Joao Lourenco of Angola and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in facilitating the signing of the memorandum, the statement said.
He stands ready to support the momentum generated through this and other initiatives to advance peace, cooperation and integration in the region, it added.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda signed the MoU in Luanda, Angola on Wednesday.