During the visit, President Kagame along with First Lady Jeannette Kagame has been received by his counterpart Wavel Ramkalawan and his wife, Linda Ramkalawan.
President Kagame, as the Guest of Honor, will be gracing Seychelles’ National Day parade on June 29, as announced by Seychelles’ Office of the President.
He will also engage in bilateral discussions with President Wavel Ramkalawan at State House. This meeting is expected to yield several bilateral deals and agreements that will further strengthen the ties between the two nations.
Among others, Kagame will have the honor of addressing an Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly, further emphasizing the importance of this visit.
This visit marks President Kagame’s second time visiting Seychelles, highlighting the enduring friendship and collaboration between the two countries. Notably, both nations have cultivated cordial relations, particularly in the domains of tourism, education, and security, with a focus on the police sector.
In April 2021, during his presentation of credentials to President Ramkalawan, Rwanda’s high commissioner to Seychelles, Maj. Gen Charles Karamba, emphasized the significance of tourism and education as key areas for cooperation and development.
Both Rwanda and Seychelles are members of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and Commonwealth, currently led by Rwandans.
President Kagame is the Chairperson of Commonwealth while Louise Mushikiwabo is at the helm of La Francophonie.