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Kagame hosts Touadéra at State Banquet

By IGIHE
On 6 August 2021 at 07:10

President Paul Kagame has hosted a State Banquet in honour of his counterpart of Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra.

The event took place last evening at Kigali Convention Center.

Touadéra arrived in Rwanda on Thursday 5th August 2021 for a four-day state visit.

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport; he was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta.

Touadéra was also received by Kagame at Urugwiro Village where both heads of state held closed-door meeting and later witnessed the signing of four bilateral agreements before addressing members of the press.

These agreements were signed in the areas of mining, transport development, security and economic development.

As they delivered remarks, both heads of state recommitted to further strengthen bilateral ties for mutual interests.

On his first day in Rwanda, Touadéra also visited the Campaign Against Genocide Museum located at the Parliament Building in Kimihurura where he received explanations on Rwanda’s liberation journey.

On Friday 6th August 2021, Touadéra will visit the Kinigi IDP Model Village, which was inaugurated on 4th July 2021. The model village consists of homes for 144 families, a secondary school, an Early Childhood Development Center (ECD), health center and other facilities.

Touadéra will also tour several conservation and eco-tourism destinations before his departure on 8th August.

Rwanda and CAR have been for long enjoying cordial relations whereby Rwanda is helping the country engulfed by wars to restore peace. Rwandan troops have been deployed to CAR peacekeeping mission since 2014.

On 20th December 2020, Rwanda deployed more special forces to CAR under existing bilateral cooperation signed in 2019.

Ahead of Touadéra’s visit, Rwanda started the deployment of an additional Infantry Battalion of 750 military personnel on Tuesday 3rd August 2021 to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

President Paul Kagame has hosted a State Banquet in honour of his counterpart of Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra.
On his first day in Rwanda, Touadéra also visited the Campaign Against Genocide Museum located at the Parliament Building in Kimihurura.

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