Rwanda: Idriss Deby meets with Rwandan counterpart ahead of AU Summit in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Chad President Idriss Deby Itno and current chairperson of the African Union (AU), on Wednesday met with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in Kigali,  ahead of the 27th African Union Summit which is scheduled to take place 10-18 of July 2016, in the Rwandan capital city, Kigali, an official source confirmed to PANA here.

The visit comes just one week after Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo travelled to Chad to update president Deby on the progress preparations, it said.

It is expected that the  the 27th African Union Summit will take place at the Kigali Convention Center, a complex facility which cost US$300 million and comprising of meeting spaces offering state of the art technical equipment and a splendid catering services with a luxury three-star hotel and conference facility.

Speaking recently during a press conference in Kigali, Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister  Louise Mushikiwabo declared that final touches are [currently] being put on different facilities around the city of Kigali to ensure that the Summit is a success.

"The Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), the main venue for the Summit, will be open in the first week of July," Mushikiwabo told reporters in Kigali.

It is expected that on the sideline of the summit, the first ever African passports will be delivered symbolically to African Heads of State to start trickling down to other Africans as the continent looks at ways to speed up and facilitate the free movement of people.

In addition, Rwanda flag carrier, RwandAir Express, has offered a 15 per cent discount to delegates attending the Summit, reports said.

In a statement issued earlier this week, RwandAir management explained that for delegates to benefit from this discount rate, each individual will be need to produce an official conference invitation letter and personal identification documents in a move to help RwandAir ascertain that delegate is travelling for the summit before July 8.

The chairperson of African Union Commission, Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, was in Rwanda earlier this week and took a guided tour at the Kigali Convention Centre, one of the new art-Architecture Complex located in Kacyiru, a suburb area of Kigali city.
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22 june 2016 15:53:11

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