July 15, 2024

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President Kagame in Qatar

President Paul Kagame paid a working visit to Doha, Qatar on Monday morning. He was received by the Director of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Rwanda to Qatar, François Nkulikiyimfura.

President Kagame met with Amir of the State of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Majlis at the Amiri Diwan for a productive discussion on bilateral relations and the ongoing successful areas of cooperation between the two countries.

President Kagame last visited Qatar in October 2021 where he held talks with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Qatar has invested in the construction of Bugesera Airport where it has bought 60% of its shares while 40% share are owned by the Government of Rwanda.

The new airport is expected to have a capacity of up to seven million passengers per year in the first phase, while the second phase will provide the airport with a capacity of 14 million passengers per year.

Qatar is also in the process of acquiring a 49% stake in RwandAir and plans to invest in hotel operations in Kigali.

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