This morning in Kigali, President Kagame bid farewell to President Sisi of Egypt marking the end of his official visit to Rwanda.
Sisi arrived at Kigali International Airport Tuesday morning at 11:50AM from Tanzania to start his two-day official visit to Rwanda and the other two Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
He was accompanied by a delegation of Egypitian government officials. At the airport he was received by his counterpart President Paul Kagame alongside some senior goverment officials before inspecting a guard of honour mounted for him,
He then visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay respects to the more than one million victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
He was accompanied by Rwanda Minister of Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, Minister of Infrastructure, James Musoni, and the Executive Secretary of Rwandas National Commission for the Fight against Genocide, Jean-Damascène Bizimana.
Sisi was guided through the memorials exhibitions by Honore Gatera, Manager of the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
During his tour, Sisi expressed his solidarity with Rwandans and shared his own memories of the tragedy of the Genocide before calling for peace.
At the conclusion of his visit, the President wrote a touching message in the memorial guestbook;
"We feel much sorrow as we remember the heroes and victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. We emphasise that life should not be violated. We should live in harmony, support each other and focus on a dialogue of peace. We hope that mass atrocities like this will never happen again, and that peace will prevail around the world.
Later in the afternoon, he met and held discussions with President Paul Kagame after which a statement of new areas of cooperation was presented.
The two presidents said that their governments will strive to promote trade, joint investments as well as creating linkages between private sectors of both countries.
Sisi said that Egypt has a lot to offer as an investor and business partner for Rwanda and the East African region, eager to deepen commercial ties.
Kagame said that Egyptians do not need to apply for a visa to visit Rwanda and hope to welcome tourists and business people from Egypt to the country in greater numbers.
The two heads of state were speaking after holding talks at Urugwiro Village on Tuesday.
Sisi was also hosted to a state dinner.
The Egyptian leader began a four-African country tour on Monday with the first stop being Tanzania.
Ties between Rwanda and Egypt have been strengthened in recent years with both countries running fully-fledged diplomatic missions in their two capitals.