Premier Ngirente receives Ivory Coast special envoy

On 4 February 2021 at 11:32

On 3rd February 2021, Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente has received Mr. Paulin Claude DANHO, Special envoy from Côte d’Ivoire, who delivered a message from President Alassane Ouattara to President Paul Kagame.

The office of the prime Minister has revealed this via twitter handle but didn’t provide details of the message.

Rwanda, Ivory Coast have been enjoying cordial relations.

In 2018, President Ouatarra visited Rwanda as he attended a three-day ‘Mo Ibrahim Governance’ summit.

At the time, he held talks with Kagame, visited Kigali genocide memorial and expressed condolences to Rwandans.

In December 2018, President Kagame along with First Lady, Jeannette Kagame also held a two-day state visit to Ivory Coast where they received.

Kagame’s visit aimed at further strengthening diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries.

During the first day of the visit, Kagame held talks with his Ivorian counterpart followed by a bilateral meeting and signing of agreements.

The deals signed include an agreement on the exemption from visa requirement, an MoU on the organisation of the Joint Commission for Cooperation and one on political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries.

The other deal signed was the protocol of Cooperation for the modernisation of the public administration.

During the visit, a State Banquet was organized in honour of President Kagame and the First Lady. President Kagame was awarded the Grand-Croix de l’Ordre National de Côte d’Ivoire and Grade de Commandeur de l’Ordre National de Côte d’Ivoire respectively.

The two titles are among the highest honours in the West African country.