On the first day of their Official Visit to Japan, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame pay a courtesy call to their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.

According to the statement, on the first day of their visit, the President and First Lady will pay a courtesy call to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, followed by bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe.

Bilateral talks between President Kagame and Prime Minister Abe with their respective delegations will be concluded by the signing of an ‘Exchange of Notes for the Project of Strengthening Nzove-Ntora Principal Water Transmission Pipeline in Kigali City’.

It is a grant agreement worth 3,191,000,000 Japanese Yen (USD 29,450,324.18), according to the statement.

The two leaders will also deliver press statements after which the President and First Lady will be hosted to a dinner by the Abe and the Japanese First Lady.

On the second day (Wednesday), the President is expected to address a Japan-Rwanda business forum and interact with the Japan-AU/Japan-Rwanda Parliamentary Friendship Leagues.

Rwanda and Japan already share bilateral relations with cooperation that spans economic, trade and investments, technical assistance and capacity building areas.

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