Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has visited his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni near Kampala, in what is seen as a sign of improving ties after several years of trading accusations over spying and supporting dissidents.
In January, Rwanda re-opened a border crossing with Uganda that had been closed for three years since Kigali accused Kampala of harassing its nationals and supporting those bent on overthrowing the government.
On Sunday evening, Kagame attended a state banquet for the birthday of Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is seen as the Ugandan leader’s potential successor.
The pair discussed a number of issues including regional peace, stability and cooperation, Museveni said.
“I want to thank H.E Kagame for responding positively to Lt Gen Muhoozi’s invitation and coming to pay a visit to Uganda after years of not coming here,” Museveni wrote on Twitter.
In turn, Museveni’s government accused Rwanda of conducting illegal espionage in Uganda.