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UN chief welcomes Uganda-Rwanda MoU aimed at normalizing ties

Published : 23 Aug 2019, 23:03

  DF-Xinhua Report

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame pose for a photo after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which ceases the hostilities between the two central African states in Luanda, Angola, Aug. 21, 2019. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed Wednesday by Rwanda and Uganda to cease their hostility is "valuable", a senior Rwandan official said. (Photo by Francisco Miudo/Xinhua)

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.