Rwandan President Offers Official Welcome to King Mohammed VI in Kigali

Kigali – President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagamé offered, Wednesday at the headquarters of the Presidency in Kigali, an official reception in honor of King Mohammed VI.Upon his arrival at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, the Sovereign was welcomed by President Paul Kagamé.Subsequently, the two Heads of State got to the grandstand to greet the national colors to the sound of national anthems of the two countries. After reviewing a detachment of the Rwandan Armed Forces who made the honors, King Mohammed VI was greeted by Foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, Natural Resources minister, Vincent Biruta, minister in the Office of the President, Venantie Tugireyezu, Finance and Economic Planning minister, Claver Gatete, and Justice minister, Johnston Busingye.The King, who is accompanied during this official visit by Prince Moulay Ismail, was also greeted by minister of Youth, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Geraldine Mukeshimana, minister of Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, minister of State in charge of Economic Planning, Uzziel Ndagijimana, minister of State in charge of Transport, Alexis Nzahabwanimana, as well as by members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Kigali and several senior civilian and military Rwandan officials.The President of the Republic of Rwanda was greeted by members of the official delegation accompanying the King, including Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Znagui, Interior minister, Mohamed Hassad, Foreign minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, Endowments and Islamic Affairs minister, Ahmed Toufiq.The delegation also includes Economy and Finance minister, Mohamed Boussaid, Agriculture and Fisheries minister, Aziz Akhannouch, minister delegate to the Foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, and several civil and military personalities.King Mohammed VI arrived Tuesday night in Kigali for an official visit to Rwanda, the first stage of a royal tour that will also lead the Sovereign to Tanzania and Ethiopia. read more