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Kagame holds talks with Minister of State for African Affairs of Saudi Arabia

By IGIHE
On 9 June 2021 at 05:16

President Paul Kagame yesterday held talks with the Minister of State for African Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan who is on official visit to Rwanda, the Presidency has revealed via Twitter handle but didn’t mention areas of discussions.

Kagame received Ahmed after meeting with Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta where the two ministers held discussions on strengthening bilateral relations and signed a General Cooperation Agreement.

Ahmed Kattan becomes the first Saudi official to visit Rwanda.

On Monday, Ambassador Jamal M.H Al-Madani presented credentials to Kagame has to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Rwanda with residence in Kampala, Uganda.

He was approved by the cabinet meeting held on 14th December 2020.

Rwanda and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed cordial relations and cooperation in different areas since 2006. In 2018, both countries signed the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Saudi Arabia was among Rwanda’s top 10 import markets last year with imports valued at US$5,83 million in December 2020 from US$6,50 million in 2019.

Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan and his delegation in a group photo with President Paul Kagame and Minister Biruta.
Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan and President Paul Kagame at village Urugwiro.
Kagame received Ahmed after meeting with Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta.

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