President Kagame on Thursday held talks with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on a number of issues including the ongoing Migration and Economic Development Partnership, global events as well as further opportunities for bilateral collaboration to increase trade and investment.
The UK Primer Minister welcomed the Rwandan President in Downing Street and posed for photos before they made their way into the building for bilateral talks.
The visit of Mr Kagame is part of a host of one-to-one discussions Mr Sunak is holding as world leaders and their representatives descend on London for the King’s coronation on Saturday.
Mr Sunak said: “Rwanda and the UK are great friends and we have demonstrated that with our migration and economic partnership, which I think shows us leading the way in finding global solutions for shared international challenges.”
The Conservative Party leader also praised Mr Kagame’s role as chair-in-office of the Commonwealth over the past year, saying he had “led the way” on issues such as trade and sustainability.
The UK has agreed a multimillion-pound partnership with Rwanda designed to tackle migrants coming to Britain via unauthorised routes.
As the current Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth,President Kagame, met with Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland ahead of Friday’s Commonwealth Leaders Meeting.
President Kagame also met with H.E. Mohamed Irfaan Ali Dr. MohamedIrfaa1, President of Guyana, for discussions on strengthening bilateral cooperation in key areas to further social-economic development.
President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame arrived in London on Thursday. They will join other leaders for the coronation of King Charles III taking place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London.
The King will be crowned alongside Queen Consort Camilla.