President Yoweri Museveni being seen off by top security and party officials at Entebbe International Airport.

 

President Yoweri Museveni being seen off by top security and party officials at Entebbe International Airport.
President Yoweri Museveni being seen off  by top security and party officials at Entebbe International Airport.

 

Ugandan President Museveni on Tuesday left for Khartoum in a rare visit seen as a diplomatic shift of relations between Uganda and Sudan, the President’s spokesperson said.

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Uganda and Sudan have had hostile relations for decades following mutual accusations and counter accusations of supporting rebels.

“President Museveni leaves for Sudan Capital Khartoum – a two-day official visit, bilateral talks with President Omar Al-Bashi,” Lindah Nabusayi in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Ms Nabusayi says the two leaders will also discuss the conflict in South Sudan that has displaced millions.

The government of President Bashir has been accused by Kampala, US and the UN of supporting the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels that has abducted, killed and maimed hundreds in Uganda, South Sudan, DR Congo and Central African Republic.

Khartoum has also accused President Museveni of supporting groups hostile to Sudan. In 1995, the diplomatic row reached climax after Sudanese antonov attacked northern Uganda.

Uganda later recalled its ambassador in Khartoum and Sudan.