Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Vincent Biruta is in Angola participating in the ongoing Peace and Security Council meeting of the African Union.
The meeting, taking place in the capital Luanda, is being chaired by Angola.
According to the Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister, Manuel Augusto, the meeting is addressing issues such as security in the Eastern Region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the tension in the Great Lakes Region, involving Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.
Augusto also said, the meeting is also looking at conflicts in Southern Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The Angolan government says a total of 80 delegates attended the opening session of the gathering, among them 15 Foreign Affairs Ministers from African countries that are part of the AU Peace and Security Council.
The Peace and Security Council is responsible for ensuring peace and security on the continent.
It works in closely with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The meeting is focused on paving the way for exploring new paths and means to increase the dynamic of the ongoing efforts in the continent to silence the weapons and create conditions to transform the socio-economic development, as provided for the African free trade zone and under agenda 2063.
In August, Rwanda and Uganda signed in Angola a memorandum of understanding to end all the existing diplomatic issues and work towards creating a conducive environment for political and economic cooperation, to resolve their differences peacefully.
However, an important follow-up meeting scheduled for Kampala has been extended without properly communicating to Rwanda.
Still Uganda has reportedly continued to arrest and detain hundreds of Rwandans and sometimes dumping them at the borders critically injured.
President Paul Kagame said in November that despite these meetings happen, there is need to critically look at the origin of the existing problem between Rwanda and Uganda.