Kigali, Rwanda – Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the visiting Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on Monday toured Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda, after the two countries signed a cooperation agreement on culture, sports and cooperation in the field of tourism.
The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, arrived in Rwanda on Sunday, leading a high-powered delegation of senior government officials and business executives from the Gulf state.
Upon his arrival, the Emir, together with his host, President Paul Kagame witnessed the signing of four bilateral agreements between the two countries at Village Urugwiro in Kacyiru.
The two countries also signed agreements between Aviation Travel and Logistics (ATL) and Qatar Airways.
ATL is the parent company of the national carrier, RwandAir.
The visit by the Emir of Qatar follows one by the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, last month.
Prior to this, President Kagame had visited the country last year.
The two nations have been working to increase cooperation in various aspects including diplomatic cooperation, political dialogue as well as different potential investments in Agriculture, technology, mining, transport, tourism.
In February this year, Members of Parliament approved a bilateral investment treaty between Rwanda and Qatar.
Qatar and Rwanda also share ties through agreements in civil aviation, with Qatar Airways, the Gulf State’s flag carrier, operating direct flights to Rwanda since 2012.