Dr. Abiy along with his accompanying delegation arrived in Rwanda yesterday where he was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta upon arrival at Kigali International Airport.
He was later hosted by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro where they held tête-à-tête discussion during which they discussed various topics of mutual interest including issues specific to both countries and the region as well as global current affairs.
In the evening, Kagame hosted Prime Minister Abiy to a dinner.
In a message released via Twitter handle, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has revealed that Premier Abiy has completed his visit to Rwanda.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta bids farewell to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali as he concludes his two-day working visit to Rwanda,” reads the message.
Dr. Abiy last visited Rwanda in 2019 as he attended the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Kagame also visited Ethiopia on 25th May 2018 the election of Dr. Abiy as Prime Minister replacing Hailemariam Desalegn who resigned.
Rwanda and Ethiopia enjoy cordial relations rooted on mutual respect and cooperation agreements for the interest of both countries’ citizens.
The areas of partnerships are in the fields of education, tourism and mutual legal assistance, media, sports and culture among others.
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