Umaro arrived in Rwanda in the morning of Monday 7th March for three-day working visit. Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, he was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta before his reception at Urugwiro Village.
After hosting Umaru, the two Heads of State sat down for a tête-â-tête before holding bilateral talks with officials from both delegations. They also witnessed the signing of agreements focused on strengthening key areas of cooperation between the two countries.
The memoranda of understanding were signed in the fields of economic and trade cooperation, education, tourism, business events and conservation.
The agreements have been signed by Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and his counterpart of Guinea-Bissau, Suzi Barbosa.
President Kagame has said that the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) offers huge opportunities for countries to engage with one another constructively even though there are transnational threats that affect ‘us all’.
“Joining forces and learning from one another can only make us much stronger,” he observed.
Kagame thanked his counterpart of Guinea-Bissau for coming to Rwanda and promised a reciprocal visit soon.
President Umaro said that both countries are close to one another where he only traveled six hours to reach Kigali.
He said that both countries can exchange experience in various aspects where Guinea-Bissau can learn from Rwanda’s best practices in the education sector.
Umaro also invited President Kagame to visit his country.
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