Kagame to host leaders from Mozambique, China and India

Thursday July 19 2018

Filipe Nyusi Paul Kagame

Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda (left) and Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique inspect the guard of Honour at the Kigali International Airport on July 19, 2017. President Nyusi is in Kigali for a three-day State visit. PHOTO | CYRIL NDEGEYA | NMG 

IVAN R. MUGISHA
By IVAN R. MUGISHA
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President Paul Kagame will in the next five days host three successive state visits, the Presidency has announced.

President Kagame will host leaders from Mozambique, China and India to discuss bilateral investment and mutual partnerships.

“These important events will serve to celebrate and deepen the close ties that exist between Rwanda and these three friendly nations,” the presidency said.

The talks will also focus on African Union issues, which President Kagame chairs.

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday arrived in Kigali for a three-day State visit.

China’s Xi Jinping will arrive on Sunday and leave on Monday. It will be the first time ever a Chinese leader is visiting Rwanda.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also on his first visit to the country, will land on Monday and depart on Tuesday.

President Nyusi kick-started his visit with a tour of the Kigali Special Economic Zone, including the recently launched Volkswagen assembly plant.
He is expected to hold a joint press conference with President Kagame before his departure.

National carrier, RwandAir, is also expected to commence flights to Maputo in the “nearest future,” according to the presidency.

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