President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has for the second time held one on one talks with his Rwandan counterpart President Paul Kagame.
TrumpetNews has confirmed the two principals are crafting away foward on defusing escalating tensions between Kampala and Kigali.
A Ugandan senior journalist Andrew Mwenda who is deeply entrenched in both Uganda and Rwanda governments said the Presidents met in Sheraton Hotel on the sidelines of the on going African Union Summit coming off in the Ethiopia capital, Addis Ababa.
Whereas the two governments insist the ties between the countries are solid, there are accusations of espionage, arrests of suspected Rwandan nationals, movement of dissidents in the region and failure to implement joint infrastructure projects.
There has been fear, the growing diplomatic tensions could spark off a protracted conflict in the Great Lakes region.
“Presidents Kaguta Museveni and PaulKagame held a second one on one meeting in Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa this morning lasting more than 2 hours. From the look on their faces when they walked out, it seems they made a lot of progress in resolving outstanding bilateral problems,” Andrew Mwenda posted on his Twitter Page.
On Monday Mwenda claimed nothing fruitful had emerged from the first meeting held between the two leaders a day before.
Uganda’s diplomat Ambassador Adonia Ayebera confirmed to this website when asked if Museveni met Kagame for the second, “yes,” he said.
Rwanda last year protested the alleged operations of opposition Rwanda National Congress (RNC) elements in Uganda.
RNC is led by exiled Rwandan dissident General Kayumba Nyamwasa.
However Uganda strongly refuted these allegations it was collaborating with the Rwandan fugitive to unseat Kagame.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa this month traveled to Kigali where he held talks with President Kagame.
A Ugandan newspaper Red Pepper on Monday printed its ‘resurrection’ edition after two months of clampdown following a story it published last year claiming Kampala was covertly planning to overthrow Kagame.
The media houses was raided by security agents, shut down and eight of its bosses arrested and incarcerated in Luzira prison.
The newspaper reopened after the directors negotiated with President Museveni.