Officials from Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo meet in Kampala on Friday to discuss a deadly dispute over their border bisecting an oil exploration hotspot.
James Mugume, the foreign affairs ministry permanent secretary, says the discussions will cover security, oil exploration and other trans-boundary resources like water bodies.
The talks stem from a spate of clashes on Lake Albert in which several civilians, including a British contractor working for Canada's Heritage Oil Corp was killed.
Six civilians were killed in September, in the most deadly border clash, when Ugandan troops opened fire on a Congolese passenger boat on the lake.
Technocrats have met today ahead of the meeting, which will review a 1990 oil exploration and exploitation agreement intended to build confidence between the two former foes that fought a 1998-2003 war.
Mbusa Nyamwisi, Congolese Foreign Minister and his Ugandan counterpart Sam Kutesa are scheduled to lead the talks.
Heritage Oil Corp and British-based Tullow Oil are both drilling in concessions around the Albertine basin.