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  •  The President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid will travel to Rwanda for a 3 day official visit on the invitation of the government Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly Ms Paulina Greer in a statement on Wednesday said the 3 day visit would be from Thursday to Saturday The visit hellip
    UNGA President travels to Rwanda, plans to attend CHOGM
     The President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid will travel to Rwanda for a 3 day official visit on the invitation of the government Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly Ms Paulina Greer in a statement on Wednesday said the 3 day visit would be from Thursday to Saturday The visit hellip
    UNGA President travels to Rwanda, plans to attend CHOGM
    Foreign2 weeks ago

    UNGA President travels to Rwanda, plans to attend CHOGM

    The President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, will travel to Rwanda for a 3-day official visit on the invitation of the government.

    Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, Ms Paulina Greer, in a statement on Wednesday, said the 3-day visit would be from Thursday to Saturday.

    The visit coincides with the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

    As part of his Commonwealth engagements, Shahid will participate in the Commonwealth Business Forum 2022, which is held this year on the theme of “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.”

    He will also take part in a high-level event entitled “Keeping 1.5 Alive,” co-hosted by the governments of Rwanda and the UK, and the COP26 Presidency.

    A proponent of gender equality, President Shahid will also participate in a high-level event on ending violence against women, hosted by the First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame.

    While in Kigali, Greer said the president of the General Assembly is expected to meet with President Paul Kagame.

    He will also meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Vincent Biruta.

    The topics of discussion are expected to include the five priority areas of the Presidency of Hope, namely COVID recovery, sustainable development, prioritising the needs of the planet, human rights and UN revitalisation.

    Shahid will engage with young civil society leaders at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

    He will also meet with UN Country Team in Rwanda, led by Resident Coordinator Fodé Ndiaye.

    Similarly, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has departed New York for Kigali to attend CHOGM.

    According to UN Spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, Mohammed left New York on Tuesday evening to attend the meeting, holding between June 20 and June 26.

    The theme for CHOGM 2022 is, “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.”

    Dujarric said Mohammed would also be meeting with UN officials and other stakeholders in Rwanda. (

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  •  The purpose of this bilateral meeting was to reinforce the historic relationship between Rwanda and Somalia KIGALI Rwanda January 27 2022 APO Group On January 26 2022 the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda HE Dr Vincent Biruta received the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the hellip
    Joint Statement: Minister Vincent Biruta receives his counterpart from Somalia, Abdisaid Muse Ali
     The purpose of this bilateral meeting was to reinforce the historic relationship between Rwanda and Somalia KIGALI Rwanda January 27 2022 APO Group On January 26 2022 the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda HE Dr Vincent Biruta received the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the hellip
    Joint Statement: Minister Vincent Biruta receives his counterpart from Somalia, Abdisaid Muse Ali
    Africa5 months ago

    Joint Statement: Minister Vincent Biruta receives his counterpart from Somalia, Abdisaid Muse Ali

    The purpose of this bilateral meeting was to reinforce the historic relationship between Rwanda and Somalia.

    KIGALI, Rwanda, January 27, 2022/APO Group/ --

    On January 26, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda, HE Dr. Vincent Biruta, received the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Abdisaid Muse Ali, in Kigali , for an official bilateral meeting between the Republic of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Somalia.

    Both Ministers reaffirmed that Rwanda and Somalia share unique relationships shaped by cooperation and trust, a common history, resilient societies, and the purpose of this bilateral meeting was to reinforce the historic relationship between Rwanda and Somalia.

    The Ministers agreed to accelerate political cooperation by establishing a Memorandum of Understanding that creates a framework for political consultations and the strengthening of bilateral relations, including the re-establishment of diplomatic missions.

    Both ministers, noting the common and evolving threats to both Rwanda and Somalia and in the region, such as violent extremism, agreed to cooperate closely in the pursuit of peace and stability.

    Ministers exchanged views on the Mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia and the transition to a new African Union Transitional Mission in Somalia, paying tribute to the sacrifices of the troop-contributing countries that have fought alongside Somali security forces.

    Welcoming the demand for investment opportunities and noting that this can boost trade, the ministers agreed to enhance the trade and economic partnership facilitated by the Investment Promotion Agency.

    Finally, reflecting on the strong cooperation between Rwanda and Somalia, the Ministers agreed to work together in international forums to achieve mutually desired results.