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President Museveni Flies to Kigali for CHOGM

posted onJune 23, 2022

President Yoweri Museveni has announced that he is traveling to Rwanda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Through his official Twitter page, he posted on June 23, a picture of himself boarding a military helicopter.

“Heading for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda," said president Museveni in the tweet.

This is President Museveni’s first visit to Rwanda in over five years on account of strained bilateral relations which climaxed with the closure of the Katuna common border.

However, the relations have since improved following meetings between President Kagame and UPDF's Commander of Land Forces Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

The normalization of the relations between the two countries and heads of state has since seen President Kagame visit Uganda but also hosted at Lt Gen Muhoozi’s birthday dinner at State House in Entebbe.

The two heads of state have since then held several meetings aimed at further strengthening Uganda-Rwanda relations.

He is joining a number of other heads of government that are set to be in Kigali for the same meeting.

Some of the world leaders already in Kigali include British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles who is representing his Mother, Queen Elizabeth.

According to information from the government of Rwanda, up to 35 Heads of Government confirmed that they will be coming to Kigali CHOGM.

They are among the 5,000 delegates who have attended the meeting that kicked off on Sunday, June 19. 

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