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Africa News of Monday, 2 August 2021

Source: thecitizen.co.tz

Tanzania prez starts 2-day official visit to Rwanda today

Tanzania president Samia Suluhu Hassan Tanzania president Samia Suluhu Hassan

Tanzanian President Samia Suhulu will today (August 2) arrive in Kigali for her first visit to Rwanda.

During the two-day visit, she is expected to hold private talks with President Paul Kagame.

President Suluhu's visit follows recent high-level meetings between top officials from the two countries.

The most recent meeting occurred on July 16, when Rwanda’s Minister of ICT, Paula Ingabire, met her Tanzanian counterpart, Faustine Ndugulile, to review submarine cable infrastructures in Tanzania that support communication services to Rwanda.

On July 9, Rwanda's Ambassador to Tanzania, Major General Charles Karamba, met Tanzania's Minister of Defence Elias Kwandikwa in Dodoma, where they discussed "mutual interest" topics.

One of the most crucial topics of interest between the two countries now is the instability in Mozambique, where Rwanda has deployed 1000 soldiers and policemen to fight Islamist insurgents.