President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has arrived at State House Entebbe for a one-day state visit.
Clad in a navy blue suit matched with a white and black tie, Kagame was welcomed by President Yoweri Museveni who made his welcoming remarks in Kinyarwanda at 11:30pm.
They are currently having a closed-door meeting which will be followed by bilateral talks with a section of ministers.
Journalists are to be addressed by the two presidents later on.
Kagame’s meeting with Museveni is a follow up on the Addis Ababa talks in February, whose aim, according to reports, is to find a solution to the tensions between the two countries.
The visit comes four days after a historic signing of the African Free Trade Area pact in Kigali, an event that President Museveni skipped and was represented by Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa.
Forty-four African countries signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent’s economic development on Wednesday.
The creation of a free trade area – billed as the world’s largest in terms of participating countries – comes after two years of negotiations, and is one of the AU’s flagship projects for greater African integration.