President Kagame to visit Guinea-Conakry

By Wycliffe Nyamasege
On 12 May 2024 at 05:40

President Paul Kagame is expected to visit Guinea-Conakry on Monday, May 13, 2024.

An official communication from the Office of the Guinea President on Sunday indicated that President Kagame is expected to land at the Ahmed Sékou Touré International Airport at 9:00 am.

Senior government officials have been invited to attend the welcoming ceremony at the airport. The officials include the President of the National Security Council, Dansa Kourouma, the Prime Minister, Amadou Oury Bah, heads of various government agencies, members of different ministries, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, the Chief of the Gendarmerie, heads of land, air, and naval forces, diplomats representing their respective countries, international organization representatives, police chiefs, customs officials, conservationists, and the Mayor of Conakry.

The agenda items of the meeting were not immediately disclosed.

The visit, however, comes nearly four months after Guinea’s Interim President, Mamadi Doumbouya, concluded a three-day visit to Rwanda, aimed at strengthening friendship and cooperation ties between the two countries.

Doumbouya was accompanied by the First Lady of Guinea, Lauriane Doumbouya.

President Kagame made a similar trip to Guinea from April 17-18, 2023, which resulted in the signing of an agreement on the creation of a joint cooperation committee between Rwanda and Guinea. This committee covers areas such as agriculture, ICT, education, mining, and security.

President Kagame and Doumbouya also witnessed the inauguration of a highway interchange connecting Kagbélen to Conakry that was named after President Kagame. The project was initiated to ease movement between major industrial cities and Conakry as well as with neighbouring countries.

Kagame’s visit to Guinea follows a similar visit to Senegal, where he and President Bassirou Diomaye Faye agreed to strengthen ties between the two nations on Sunday.

President Paul Kagame and his Guinea counterpart Mamadi Doumbouya during the inauguration of a highway interchange connecting Kagbélen to Conakry in April 2023.