Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Thursday (September 5th) met one-on-one with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame for over an hour in an effort to defuse growing tensions between the two countries, Tanzania's The Citizen reported.
The two met in Kampala, Uganda, where the men are attending the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
According to a Tanzanian State House press statement, the talks were "fruitful" and the two leaders agreed to continue working together to strengthen the "good and historical" relations between the countries.
The meeting was held under the aegis of Ugandan President and current ICGLR Chairman Yoweri Museveni.
Tensions between the two countries have been growing over the conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Last Sunday, Rwanda dramatically increased road tolls on Tanzanian trucks entering Rwanda, but the decision was put on temporary suspension Tuesday pending negotiations.