The discussions between the two leaders focused on enhancing collaboration and strengthening ties between the Bahamas and Rwanda, building upon the existing relationship between the two nations.
President Kagame was accompanied by Prof. Manasseh Nshuti, Rwanda’s State Minister for EAC Affairs, and Claver Gatete, Rwanda’s Ambassador to the United Nations, as part of his delegation.
The Bahamas, situated in the Caribbean Sea, is an archipelago covering a land area of 13,878 km² and featuring a coastline of 3,542 km. To provide a sense of scale, this land area is roughly 112% of the size of Sydney. Geographically, the Bahamas holds significant importance, ranking as the 28th largest country in the Americas and 161st worldwide in terms of area.
On July 10th, 1973, after 300 years of being a colony, the Bahamas peacefully gained independence and transitioned to nationhood.
Since then, July 10th has been celebrated as a national holiday throughout the archipelago and in Bahamian foreign missions. Previously a British colony, the Bahamas is currently a member of the Commonwealth, just like Rwanda, which joined the Commonwealth in 2009.
It is worth noting that Rwandans are not required to apply for visa for entry into the Bahamas.