According to Rwanda’s Presidency, the award bestowed to Sassou-Nguesso on July 21, is a recognition of his “exceptional leadership and dedication to building a more stable and prosperous Africa.
Sassou-Nguesso is in Rwanda for a three-day state visit that began on Friday 21st July 2023. Kagame decorated his counterpart during a State Banquet on the first day.
The National Order of Honour is awarded to a Rwandan or foreign Head of State or Head of Government, the head of an international organisation or a high-ranking official who has distinguished himself or herself by acts promoting the interests in political, economic, and social welfare at national or international level.
The awarding ceremony of National Orders is governed by the Presidential Order determining the nature, awarding and declaration of national orders.
Apart from Agaciro, other National Orders are: National Order of Friendship (Igihango), National Order of Performance (Indashyikirwa), National Order Of Culture (Indangamirwa) and National Order Of Bravery (Indengabaganizi).