The meeting took place on July 4, 2023, as President Kagame stopped over in the country on his way to Trinidad and Tobago.
The Senegalese Presidency has revealed that President Sall welcomed President Kagame upon his arrival at Léopold Sedar Senghor International Airport, after which the talks commenced.
The discussions took place just a few hours after President Macky Sall announced that he would not be seeking a third term during the presidential elections scheduled for February next year.
While topics discussed between the two heads of state were not disclosed, it is known that Rwanda and Senegal are actively collaborating to enhance local vaccine manufacturing capabilities at a continental level.
Both Rwanda and Senegal were identified in 2021 as potential regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in Africa. Consequently, plans are underway to establish manufacturing plants in Kigali and Dakar, in collaboration with BioNTech and the European Investment Bank.
Senegal and Rwanda have maintained diplomatic relations for several years, and in 2021, the country’s embassy in Rwanda celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
Over the years, the two nations have signed various agreements at different levels, encompassing political, economic, and cultural cooperation. It is worth noting that Senegal is among the African countries where Rwanda has an embassy, further solidifying their bilateral ties.