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President Kagame in Tanzania for Independence Fete

by Edmund Kagire
8:14 pm

President Kagame arrived in Tanzania on Wednesday. Photos/Urugwiro Village.

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday arrived in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania for Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Thursday. The East African country, which will be celebrating the 60th anniversary, got independence from the British on December 9, 1961.

“President Kagame has arrived in Dar es Salaam where he was received by Tanzanian Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Prof. Palamagamba John Kabudi
ahead of tomorrow’s 60th Independence Day celebrations,” the Office of the President announced on Wednesday..

In Tanzania, President Kagame will join President Samia Suluhu Hassan and thousands of Tanzanians for the country’s 60th Independence Day celebrations on 9 December at Uhuru Stadium.

The celebrations will then be followed by a State Luncheon hosted in honour of visiting Heads of State and Government.

President Kagame’s visit to Tanzania follows President Suluhu’s visit to Rwanda in August this year, during which the countries agreed to strengthen further bilateral and diplomatic ties. President Kagame promised his guest that he would visiting Tanzania soon, to return the gesture.

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