Kagame holds talks with Sudan Premier

On 26 September 2019 at 02:32

President Paul Kagame yesterday held talks with Sudan Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok on bilateral relations and anticipated RwandAir flights to the country.

Both leaders met in New York, the United States of America on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

Following the discussions, Dr. Hamdok expressed delight to have met with Kagame because Rwanda is an inspiring model in building peace, restoring unity, reconciliation and promoting social-economic transformation.

“I was pleased to meet Paul Kagame. Rwanda has been inspiring in its peace and reconciliation efforts as well as its development and economic growth. We discussed solidifying relations between both countries. I look forward to his plan to provide RwandAir direct flights to Sudan,” he said in a tweet.

Dr. Hamdok was recently appointed an interim leader of Sudan following power-sharing agreements that put an end to civilians’ protests.

He replaced former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, a former military ousted in April after 30 years in office.

The leaders of Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the country’s ruling military council signed the power-sharing agreement in July 2019.

The two sides held a signing ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, marking the end of three months of protests and negotiations.

Rwanda enjoys existing cordial relations with Sudan extended to peacekeeping missions in Darfur.

Figures in July 2019 indicated that Rwanda is the largest contributor to Sudan peacekeeping operations with 1126 soldiers followed Pakistan with 899 and Ethiopia with 834 soldiers.