President Kagame on Friday night hosted a dinner in honour of General Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, Chairman of the Transitional Military Council and President of Chad, who is on a two-day official visit in the country.
At Urugwiro Village, President Kagame received President Idriss Déby in the afternoon a closed door meeting before bilateral talks with both delegations, discussing prospective areas of cooperation between the two countries. A General Cooperation Agreement was signed.
“Our experience as Rwandans, has shown us that reconciliation must indeed be an inclusive process. The General Cooperation Agreement, to be signed today, is a chance to continue exchanging and sharing lessons, such as these, with each other. This is the right time to strengthen our relations, and deepen our collaboration, in areas of mutual interest.” President Kagame said.
President Déby underlined that, “If our country is on the right path to peace and stability it is thanks to the solidarity of our brothers and friends and you are one of those close friends and brothers of Chad. On behalf of Chadians I extend my sincere gratitude. Chad will gain a lot from this transitional period by taking lessons from the success that is Rwanda; the success that has become what it is thanks to your leadership Mr President.”