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President Kagame courtesy visit with President Guelleh of Djibouti- Dubai, 23 October 2012

Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh is in Rwanda for a two-day state visit.

Omar Guelleh, who arrived this morning at Kigali International Airport, will visit the Special Economic Zone in Gasabo, Kigali this afternoon, where Djibouti was offered a piece of land by the government of Rwanda.

A member of IGAD an Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) trade bloc, Djibouti  is a $2billion GDP economy with a population of 812,000 and  a $1800 GDP per capita.

In reciprocal, Rwanda was also given a 20-hectare piece of land at the port of Djibouti; which Rwanda plans to develop and operate as strategic base for its imports and exports.

Meanwhile, President Guelleh will be hosted by his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame at a state dinner this evening. They are also expected to hold talks at State House, Village Urugwiro tomorrow.

The two countries, which are both strategic US allies, have good trade and diplomatic ties.

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