Nouakchott, 25 February 2022 (TDI): Rwandan President, Paul Kagame paid an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani received the Rwandan guest at Nouakchott Oumtounsy International Airport, Mauritania.

Moreover, the Rwandan Foreign Minister, Vincent Bourita, Rwandan Sports Minister, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju also accompanied President Kagame on the visit.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame also held a meeting with his Mauritanian counterpart. Both discussed bilateral issues between the two countries. Further, both sides also signed various agreements to enhance cooperation between Mauritania and Rwanda.

Meeting between Rwanda and Mauritania Presidents

During the meeting, both officials discussed bilateral relations between the two countries. Likewise, both heads also talk about security threats to the African continent.

Moreover, both addressed the need for a new and bold approach to direct resources for building national capacity and intra-African bilateral operations.

Mauritanian President stated that “Empowering the affected countries for the implementation solutions is key to sustainable results.”

Furthermore, President  Kagame paid the visit to the G5 Sahel Defense College. G5 Sahel College is a regional institution and it trains officers from the five countries of the Sahel region.

Agreements between Rwanda and Mauritania

Rwanda and Mauritania delegations signed various cooperation agreements between the two countries. They signed a General Cooperation Agreement that aims to strengthen cooperation opportunities between both counties in multiple areas.

These areas include agriculture, mining, defense, security, ICT and digitalization, and investment promotion. Moreover, they also signed Air Transport Agreement to facilitate travel across African countries.

According to the agreement, RwandaAir established flights to Mauritania for the future. The agreement grants Rwanda to fifth Freedom Rights. By that right, RwandaAir will have the right to carry passengers from Rwanda to Mauritania, and then from Mauritania to onward third country.

Before the visit of Mauritania, Rwanda’s President had visited Senegal and attended the inauguration ceremony of the multi-purpose Abdoulaye Wade Stadium.