Angolan President, João Lourenço, has invited the Presidents Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Felix Tshisekedi, (DRC) and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Uganda) for a ‘quadripartite summit’ in Luanda capital, Angola.
Burundi was not invited in this ‘quadripartite summit’ even though it is sharer with Angola, Rwanda, Uganda and DRC in the Great Lakes Region Community, ICGLR.
The regional issues such as peace and security are expected to be discussed upon during this summit between the ICGLR member states.
Currently, there is raging border tensions between Uganda and Rwanda where Kagame posed travel restrictions stopping its nationals from traveling to Uganda and blocking good from entering into the country, a move that contradicts with the intentions that led to the formation of east African community (EAC).
Being the chairman of east EAC, Kagame’s government has always accused Museveni of facilitating the dissident group, Rwanda national congress (RNC) leg by Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa dissidents.
“We have the information that Gen. Nyamwasa has for several times been travelling into the region including Uganda to meet some authorities and that is where our concern is,” he said Rwanda’s State Minister for East African Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe in march 2019 while in Zanzibar.
This meeting comes after Tshisekedi hosted Angola president and Rwandan president in Kinshasa on the funeral ceremonies day of his late father, Etienne Tshisekedi.
The three presidents agreed to create a strong alliance of cooperation named ‘DRC- Angola-Rwanda‘. It is during this summit that Tshisekedi manifested his desire to join the EAC African community block and sent a letter of wish to the incumbent EAC Chairman, Paul Kagame.