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Kagame in Central Africa Republic for Official Visit

by KT Press Staff Writer
4:25 pm

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame today arrived in the Central Africa Republic for a one-day official visit.

This is the first visit President Kagame makes to the mineral and oil-rich African nation since President Faustin-Archange Touadéra assumed office on March 2016.

The two leaders, according to President Kagame’s office, will hold a tête a tête at the Presidential Palace and witness the signing of bilateral agreements on defence, mining and oil, and investment promotion, along with a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

The two countries will also establish a Joint Permanent Commission.

President Kagame will also attend a State Luncheon hosted in his honour by his host President Touadéra where he will be presented with CAR’s highest decoration “Grand Croix de la Reconnaissance” and a symbolic key to the City of Bangui as the city’s honorary resident.

Rwanda is the top contributor of peacekeeping forces in CAR with 1,370 troops and 430 police.

Before arriving in Central Africa Republic, President Kagame was in Ivory Coast where he attended the 8th CGECI (Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire)Academy, the largest annual gathering of Private Sector in Ivory Coast.