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FLN captives handed over by Burundi to Rwanda

11 FLN captives were on 19 October 2021 handed over by Burundi to Rwanda through the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM) at Nemba One Stop Border Post.

Burundi was represented by the Chief of Military Intelligence, Col Ernest Musaba while Rwanda was represented by the Head Defence Intelligence, Brig Gen Vincent Nyakarundi. 

The event was witnessed by ICGLR, AU and UN representatives and facilitated by the EJVM.

The EJVM Deputy Commander, Col Khalid. M Ahmed said the initiative is a sign of renewed friendship and cooperation between the two countries. ‘’It is my hope that this gesture will go a long with cementing bilateral and diplomatic ties between Burundi and Rwanda, the two ICGLR member states and is a sign of renewed friendship and cooperation between them’’. 

Both sides, Burundi and Rwandan Heads of Military and Defence Intelligence said that they were delighted with the current efforts and collaboration aimed at contributing to normalisation of bilateral relations between the two countries and that more needs to be done in this direction.

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