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Tanzanian President Samia arrives in Rwanda

President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania has arrived in Rwanda for a two-day State Visit.

At the KIGALI International Airport, President Samia was received by Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Dr. Vicent Biruta.

Her agenda during the visit includes holding talks with her host, President Kagame, witnessing the signing of bilateral pacts as well as addressing the press.

Tanzania’s Top diplomat in Rwanda said that the overall purpose of the visit is to strengthen ties between the two neighbouring countries. He noted that currently, the ties are strongest in trade and investment with potential in multiple other avenues.

In 2018, the two countries agreed on joint construction of a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali, a move which will facilitate movement of goods between the two countries.

Studies conducted by the East African Community (EAC) had shown that the Tanzanian railway route would cost Rwanda between US$800 and $900 million.

 

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