Final Communiqué of the 4th Quadripartite Summit between Heads of State and Government of the Republic of Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Uganda and the Republic of Rwanda held at Gatuna/Katuna on 21 February 2020

1. As agreed at the 3rd Quadripartite Summit of Luanda, and at the invitation of His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves LOURENÇO, President of the Republic of Angola, the 4th Quadripartite Summit took place in Gatuna/Katuna, on the 21st of February 2020 and was attended by their Excellencies, Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI, President of the Republic of Uganda, Paul KAGAME, President of the Republic of Rwanda, and Félix Antoine Tshisekedi TSHILOMBO, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2. The Heads of State noted that since their last meeting, progress was registered, regarding the commitment of the two parties to do everything they can to eliminate the tension factors. In this regards, the release of prisoners from both sides and the guarantee to continue this process in the observance of the Rule of Law and the International Humanitarian Law were welcomed.

3. The Heads of State of the Republic of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo welcomed the signing of the Extradition Treaty, that took place today in the framework the Quadripartite Summit, between the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda, which constitutes the legal framework to handle cases of justice including those related to alleged subversive activities practiced by their nationals in the territory of the other party.

4. The Summit recommended that the Republic of Uganda should, with one month, verify the allegation of the Republic of Rwanda about action from its territory by forces hostile to the Government of Rwanda. If these allegations are proved, the Ugandan Government will take all measures to stop it, and prevent it from happening again. This action must be verified and confirmed by the Ad-Hoc Ministerial Commission for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding of Luanda.

5. Once this recommendation is fulfilled and reported to the Heads of State, the facilitators will convene within 15 days, a Summit in Gatuna/Katuna for the solemn reopening of borders and subsequent normalisation of the relations between two countries.

6. Their Excellencies, Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI, President of the Republic of Uganda, and Paul KAGAME of the Republic of Rwanda once again praised the dedication and entire availability of His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves LOURENÇO, President of the Republic of Angola, and His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi TSHILOMBO, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the search for a peaceful solution in the framework of reconciliation process between two sister countries.

Done at Gatuna/Katuna, on 21st Day of February 2020.

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