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New Uganda-Rwanda relations should be based on mutual trust

New Uganda-Rwanda relations should be based on mutual trust and goodwill, according to the DP.

To avoid a repeat of the conditions that led to the closing of the Gatuna/Katuna border in the first place, the Democratic Party (DP) has called on the government to reestablish its relations with Rwanda on the basis of trust and goodwill.

The closing of the Gatuna border led the country to lose a lot of money, according to DP Spokesperson Okoler Opio Lo Amanu, and there is a need to ensure that this does not happen again.

On Tuesday, during the DP party’s weekly news conference, Okoler delivered these remarks to the press.

“We would want to advise the leaders of these two nations that the new arrangement should be based on trust and goodwill, as the absence of which could lead to a repeat of the situation,” Okoler added.

Rwanda reopened the Gatuna/Katuna border on Monday, January 31, 2022, after nearly three years of closure.

DP said this is exactly what they’ve been advocating for, and praised Rwanda for taking the required measures to reopen, but called for more effort to keep the momentum going.

“The two heads of state should now concentrate on resolving the root of their disagreement,” he continued.

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