Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, accompanied by the First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, on April 16, attended the 4th Tana High Level Forum on security in Africa with Heads of States in Addia-Abbba, Ethiopia.

The Forum is an independent initiative of eminent African personalities including the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with an advisory board whose function is to provide strategic insight and oversight. 

Kagame later held biletaral meetings with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

The two leaders agreed to exchange best practices in agriculture as well as peace and security, with Kagame inviting Prime Minister to visit Rwanda as way of continuing the ‘excellent relationship’.

They also met with both the Ethiopian and Rwandan business community. Kagame visited the state-owned Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC) in Bishoftu.

On the sidelines, after visiting Ethiopia’s National Museum, the First Ladies Mrs Roman Tesfaye and Mrs Jeannette Kagame were also visiting the Muya weaving and pottery center and later the fastest growing African Shoe Brand, the SoleRebels factory.

Below is our favourite photo pick of what transpired during the summit.

 

President Kagame is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
President Kagame and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at Addi Airport

 

The First Ladies Mrs Roman Tesfaye (R) and Mrs Jeannette Kagame (L)
The First Ladies Mrs Roman Tesfaye (R) and Mrs Jeannette Kagame (L)

 

Prime Minister Desalegn welcomes Rwanda's Defense Minister Gen. James Kabarebe (C). On the left hand is RDB's CEO, Francis Gatare
Prime Minister Desalegn welcomes Rwanda’s Defense Minister Gen. James Kabarebe (C). On the left hand is RDB’s CEO, Francis Gatare

 

The two countries have signed trade agreement to facilitate, strengthen and expand trade between the two countries. Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo exchanges dossiers with her counterpart
The two countries have signed trade agreement to facilitate, strengthen and expand trade between the two countries. Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo exchanges dossiers with her counterpart

 

President Kagame, President Museveni, Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigeria President, Prime Minister Hailemariam before each planted a tree to launch the Tana Forum Park
President Kagame, President Museveni, Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigeria President, Prime Minister Hailemariam before each planted a tree to launch the Tana Forum Park

 

President Kagame planting a tree to launch Tana Forum Park
President Kagame planting a tree to launch Tana Forum Park

 

Kagame visited the state-owned Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC) in Bishoftu.
Kagame visited the state-owned Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC) in Bishoftu.

 

Kagame chats with former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa
During the Forum, Kagame chats with former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa

 

This year’s forum was organized under the theme: “Secularism and Politicised Faith.”
This year’s forum was organized under the theme: “Secularism and Politicised Faith.”



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