Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe during the news briefing in Kigali yesterday. S. Ngendahimana.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the country next month for a 2-day state visit.
According to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe, the highly anticipated visit will see the two countries further strengthen their relations.
Xi Jinping will be the first Chinese President to visit the country in recent history.
“The purpose is to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. During the visit, it will be an occasion to sign new agreements and launch new projects that will be of mutual benefit to the two states,” Nduhungirehe said.
He is expected to jet in on July 22 and depart July 23.
Nduhungirehe revealed other heads of state who are scheduled to visit Rwanda before the end of this year.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique are also expected in July.
President Paul Kagame was in China early 2017 where he held bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart. Kagame has also visited India twice in the last couple of years with an aim to further strengthen ties between the two countries.
Nduhungirehe, while addressing a press conference at the ministry in Kimihurura, also also spoke about Minister Louise Mushikiwabo’s bid for the position of Secretary General of International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF).
Written by Fabrice Bizimana