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Kagame meets Tshisekedi in Rubavu

Leave a comment / By: manifel / 26 June, 2021 08:27:06AM
Kagame meets Tshisekedi in Rubavu

President Paul Kagame is today expected to receive DRC President Félix Tshisekedi at La Corniche One-Stop Border Post. Tshisekedi is in the country on a one-day working visit to Rwanda.

The two Heads of State will tour the City of Rubavu to assess the damage caused by the recent earthquakes which followed the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption. After the tour, both leaders will hold bilateral talks. 

Meanwhile, on Saturday, President Kagame is scheduled to reciprocate the working visit where he will be received by President Tshisekedi in DRC’s town of Goma. 

Goma is the provincial capital of North Kivu Province. 

The two Heads of State will visit areas damaged by the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption on the Congolese side of the border before holding bilateral talks.

Delegations from both nations will sign bilateral agreements to further strengthen the DRC-Rwanda diplomatic ties, according to a statement from the Office of the President.

Rwanda and DRC ties have boosted ties in recent years evident in growing trade, security and social economies ties.

DRC has also expressed interest to be a member of the regional bloc currently comprising Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania.

A verification team has since been appointed by the EAC Council of Ministers and is currently in DR Congo for 10 days to assess the vast country’s suitability to be admitted into the Community.

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