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Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Monday morning arrived in the country on Monday, August 2 to start a two-day State
visit. She was received at Kigali International Airport by Vincent Biruta, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
On her first day, President Suluhu will be received by her host, President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village, for a tête-à-tête followed by bilateral talks.
The Heads of State will then address members of the press and witness the signing of several bilateral agreements.
Later in the day, President Kagame is slated to host the visiting president and her delegation for a State Banquet at the Kigali
According to the programme, on the second day, the two Heads of State are expected to visit several companies in various sectors
including the Special Economic Zone which is home to 120 companies with activities ranging from manufacturing, agro-processing
and education among others.
The overall purpose of the visit, according to officials, is to strengthen ties between the two neighbouring countries. Some of the
major Tanzanian businesses operating in Rwanda include Azam Group, Bakhresa, Matelas Dodoma, among others, while Rwandan
companies like Sulfo Rwanda, and Pharmalab, have established footprint in Tanzania. By Collins Mwai, NT