President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has received Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as part of his official visit to Rwanda.
During his visit, he opened the first UAE embassy in Kigali where the UAE flag was hoisted.
Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and expressed their wishes for Rwanda to achieve more progress and development.
President Kagame in turn, conveyed his greeting to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, and extended reciprocal wishes for the UAE’s progress and prosperity.
During the meeting, both discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations and develop joint cooperation. They also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern and discussed the latest developments in the region.
For his part, President Kagame welcomed Sheikh Abdullah’s visit, emphasising his country’s eagerness to strengthen relations with the UAE in various fields.
He also praised the UAE’s achievements in terms of a comprehensive cultural renaissance, thanks to the vision of its wise leadership.
Sheikh Abdullah stressed the UAE’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Rwanda and all African Union countries.
The meeting was attended by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation.