The President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi is expected in Kigali as part on a two day working visit to Rwanda according to the country’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Namira Negm.
While in Rwanda, Al Sissi will meet with Rwandan President Paul Kagame for bilateral talks, before continuing his journey to other African countries, including Tanzania, Gabon, and Chad. As per the announcement aired on Nile Television, Sissi’s visit is intended to enhance Egypt’s stature in black inhabited Africa, politically, economically and other interests which are beneficial to those countries.
President Sissi first visited Rwanda during the 27th African Union General Assembly which convened in Kigali in July 2016.
During his visit, Sissi explained to President Kagame about the urgency of his country’s wish to cement sustainable cooperation with African countries, which is hinged onto respect and free from interfering within other countries internal affairs.
President Sissi will be the first President to be hosted by President Kagame after re-election during the recently concluded Presidential elections.
Between 13-14 March 2015, President Sissi invited President Paul Kagame for Egypt’s Economic Development Forum that was attended by over 3000 international investors.
In March 2015, the government signed an agreement Metito company to develop bulk water supply plant to serve the country’s potable water requirements with over 40,000cubic meters of water daily which will solve water scarcity problems in Kigali City and Bugesera.