“Today in Kibugabuga, President Kagame received a US Congressional delegation at his farm. The delegation is led by Senator Jim Inhofe accompanied by Senator Mike Rounds and John Boozman.
“The trip to Rwanda is Senator Jim Inhofe’s last CODEL [Congressional Member Delegation] visit before his retirement. The cordial meeting discussed regional and global affairs and the existing bilateral relations between Rwanda and the United States,” reads the tweet.
Born in 1934, Jim Inhofe is a senator in US Congress who has been representing Oklahoma State.
Inhofe, 87, is the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee and its past chairman. He served previously as chairman and ranking Republican of the Environment and Public Works Committee.
Inhofe recently announced that he would retire effective January 3, 2023, after 35 years in Congress and a career in politics spanning over 50 years.
On Thursday 15th September 2022, Rwanda’s Embassy in the United States hosted a breakfast at the US Capitol in appreciation of Senator Jim Inhofe’s career and friendship with Africa and Rwanda, in particular.
In a message he sent at the time, President Kagame commended Senator Jim Inhofe for his dedication to cement relations between Rwanda and the United States throughout his tenure as a senator in US Congress.
“We have watched you invest in learning about and understanding Rwanda and other African countries. We have also watched you educate your peers on the importance of Africa and countries like Rwanda as worthy global allies,” he said.
“You have shown that a productive relationship with the United States is mutually beneficial for our people and contributes to greater security and stronger economies,” added Kagame.
Speaking at the event, Senator Inhofe also appreciated the warm welcome he is always given whenever he travels to Rwanda.