On 10th May 2022, he was received at RDF Headquarters by his counterpart Gen J Bosco Kazura. They held discussions on bilateral defence cooperation between Malian Armed Forces and Rwanda Defence Force. Maj Gen Oumar Diarra also met with the Minister of Defence Maj Gen Albert Murasira.
When addressing Media, the Chief of General Staff of Malian Armed Forces said the purpose of his visit was to exchange experience and expertise on capacity building of both the Rwanda Defence Force and Malian Armed Forces.
He said that the discussions with his Rwandan counterpart tackled different aspects of cooperation in human resource development, military training and welfare among others.
The Chief of General Staff of Malian Armed Forces paid respect to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at Kigali Genocide Memorial and also visited the Campaign Against Genocide Museum.