President Paul Kagame has today arrived in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city in a two day state visit. As part of welcoming him, the country has erected Kagame’s images on billboards by roadsides with welcoming messages ‘Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia welcomes Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.’
President Kagame is in Zambia at the invitation of his Zambian counterpart President Edgar Lungu.
According to Zambia media reports, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba said that the two leaders are expected to hold talks on Monday to share best practices and strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
Mr. Kalaba said the visiting President of Rwanda is also expected to visit and lay wreaths at the Presidential burial place at the Embassy Park where three late Zambian Presidents are buried.
The minister said President Kagame will be taken to Kafue District to tour Kafue Steel Company which is owned by Universal Mining and Chemicals Industries Limited under Trade Kings Group.
President Paul Kagame last visited Zambia in May 2016 when he attended the 51st annual meeting of African Development Bank governors and the 42nd meeting of Africa Development Fund in Lusaka capital. Rwanda has good relations with Zambia and RwandAir opened three flights to Lusaka per week in March 2015.