Uganda and Congo have agreed on a joint intelligence security plan to combat rebel groups active along the countries' border.

Congo President Joseph Kabila and Uganda President Yoweri Museveni met Thursday in Uganda to discuss security and the Uganda-based rebel group Allied Democratic Forces. In recent years, the rebels have been active in Congo's Beni territory and North Kivu province.

Uganda has offered troops to help fight the rebels in the past, but now the leaders have agreed on a plan to share security intelligence.

The leaders also said they will form a joint committee on oil exploration.

Eastern Congo is home to multiple armed groups that compete for control of the region's vast mineral resources.