Central African Republic President begins four-day visit of Rwanda



The Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. (Ludovic MARIN via CFP)

Central African Republic (C.A.R) President Faustin-Archange Touadéra arrived in Kigali on Thursday to begin a four-day visit of Rwanda.

Touadéra's visit comes at the invitation of Rwanda President Paul Kagame, and is his first visit to the East African nation since he was sworn in for his second term in March.

The two leaders are expected to hold talks on various issues culminating in the signing of several bilateral agreements.

An itinerary shared by the Rwandan presidential office showed that the C.A.R. President will visit the Campaign Against Genocide Museum, Gasabo district, before being hosted at a state banquet.

During Touadéra's stay, he will also visit the Kinigi Integrated Development Program Model Village in Musanze District.

Rwanda and the C.A.R have enjoyed strong relations for years.

Rwanda is among a number of nations that have contributed peacekeeping troops to the C.A.R. to tackle armed militias.