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President Kabila Arrives in Rwanda for Talks

by KT Press Staff Writer
12:16 pm
DRC President on Red-carpet after arrival in Rwanda's Rubavu border city.

DRC President Joseph Kabila on Red-carpet after arrival in Rwanda’s Rubavu border city.

Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has arrived in Rwanda for a one day working visit.

According to a communiqué from Rwanda presidency, the Congolese leader traveled by road from Goma city to Rwanda’s Rubavu city where he was received to start  “a working visit focused on regional cooperation”.

“President Kabila has just crossed the border into Rwanda where he will be meeting with President Kagame during his one day working visit,” Rwanda presidency said in a tweet.

Kabila was recently in Rwanda where he attended the 27th African Union summit. The two leaders again met in Chad at the swearing in ceremony of President Idriss Déby.

In May, President Kagame unveiled the KivuWatt Power Plant which generates 26MW of electricity from methane gas extracted from the lake Kivu. The massive lake of 2,700 square kilometer size extends across the border between the two countries.

The KivuWatt Power Plant seeks to generate a total 100MW .

“To our neighbors and friends, if you wish to put the plant to scale to serve both Rwanda and DRC, you are most welcome,” Kagame said in May.

The two leaders are scheduled to discuss Methane gas extraction from lake Kivu among others.