President Paul Kagame is hosting his counterpart from Gabon, President Ali Bongo Ondimba who jetted in today for a state visit.
Gabon and Rwanda enjoy cordial diplomatic relations and have strong partnerships in sectors including; Information Communication Technology, Agriculture and natural resources exploitation.
Both leaders have been visiting either countries and Kagame last visited Gabon in 2016.
Having ascended to Chair of the African Union, President Ondimba’s visit is a sign of strong support to Kagame.
On January 1st, Rwanda took over the chairmanship of the African Union with a tough task of steering the continental body away from heavy dependence on aid.
As AU chairman, Kagame is seeking to create a single continental market, integrating infrastructure, and infusing economies with technology.
“No country or region can manage on its own. We have to be functional, and we have to stay together. The financial and institutional reform of the African Union derives all of its urgency from these realities. Fortunately, Africa has assets and strengths to build on, starting with this organisation, and its tangible commitment to unity,” He said in his acceptance speech recently.