President Yoweri Museveni and President Uhuru Kenyatta today held talks over oil pipe line construction.
The two leaders held tee-a-tete talks before being joined by their respective delegations for bilateral talks State House Nairobi.
The talks centered on the proposed laying of an oil pipeline from Western Uganda to the Kenyan Port of Lamu.
The Ugandan delegation included the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kuteesa and Energy and Minerals minister, Hon. Irene Muloni, among others.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of the oil companies that are involved in the petroleum sector in the region.
President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated President Museveni upon the recent resounding election victory.
Speaking at the end of the talks, President Museveni said that they had fruitful deliberations at the meeting between the delegations of the two countries on the issue of the oil pipeline development.
President Kenyatta said that the discussions were not conclusive adding that officials from the two countries had been tasked to come up with a way forward within two weeks time prior to the Northern Corridor Summit also to be held in Kampala.
The Kenyan leader also said that the decisions made by the officials must be for the benefit of the people of Kenya, Uganda and East Africa.
“We need to expeditiously develop this important resource for the benefit of the people of East Africa,” he stressed.