Kagame in Sudan for Two-Day State Visit

President Omar al-Bashir welcomes President Kagame to Sudan| Khartoum, 20 December 2017

President Paul Kagame today arrived in Sudan’s capital Khartoum for a two-day state visit in which he will hold talks with his counterpart President Omar El-Bashir.

It is expected that the two leaders will hold bilateral talks centered on Political, security and trade.

Both countries are members of the Nile Basin Initiative which includes 10 countries; Rwanda, Sudan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Nile basin of Africa’s longest river serves an estimated 300 million people.

In security, since 2005, Rwanda has deployed peace keepers in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region as part of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

According to media reports in Sudan, Kagame will visit the National Archaeological Museum and the International University of Africa where he will address university students.

The visit will also mark the signing of establishment of the joint political consultation committee between the two countries.

In August this year, President Bashir attended the inauguration of President Kagame




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