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Gabon President Ondimba in Rwanda

by Dan Ngabonziza
3:31 pm

Upon arrival in Kigali President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon(Left) was received by his counterpart Paul Kagame

President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon arrived   in the country today for a state visit.

At Kigali International Airport, President  Ondimba was received by top government officials led by Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo before heading to State House to hold talks with President Paul Kagame.

President Paul Kagame drives his counterpart President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon

Both countries have been actively working on joint projects to cement relations – mostly linked to business ventures that will benefit both economies and citizens of the two countries.

During President Ondimba’s visit to Rwanda in October 2012, his counterpart, President Paul Kagame said at a state banquet, that the visit was a historic moment that indicates the emerging importance of inter-African state partnerships.

President Ali Bongo Ondimba is a board member of the Smart Africa Alliance Initiative chaired by President Paul Kagame.

President Ali Bongo Ondimba

The Smart Africa Alliance, with headquarters in the capital Kigali, has grown a market of over 560 million people.