Tanzanian President Samia Suhulu is scheduled to visit Rwanda on Monday 2nd August on a two-day state visit on the invitation of her counterpart President Paul Kagame.
The visit was confirmed by a memo from the Tanzania State House as well as Tanzanian Envoy to Rwanda Ernest Jumbe Mangu.
Hassan’s agenda during the visit includes holding talks with her host, President Kagame, witnessing the signing of bilateral pacts as well as addressing the press.
Jumbe said that the overall purpose of the visit is to strengthen ties between the two neighbouring countries. He noted that currently, the ties are strongest in trade and investment with potential in multiple other avenues.
Rwanda uses the port of Dar es Salaam for much of her inbound and outbound cargo, (over 80 per cent) through what is commonly known as the Central Corridor.
In 2018, the two countries agreed on joint construction of a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali, a move which will facilitate movement of goods between the two countries.