IN PICTURES: Kagame’s Trip To Congo-Brazzaville

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In Oyo, Kagame toured demonstration farms, ranches and palm estates belonging to several farmers including Nguesso.

He also laid a wreath on the grave of Edith Bongo, the departed daughter to Nguesso. A wife to Gabon leader, Omar Bongo Ondimba, Edith passed on in 2009 at a Morocco hospital after a long illness.

Kagame (L) is received by Nguesso at Ollombo Airport on Feb. 16

During their discussions, the two leaders whose countries belong to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), brainstormed on issues of bilateral cooperation and security in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as in other African countries.


The two countries have amiable relations witnessed by flights between Kigali and Brzaville.

They also intend to establish a cargo line between Pointe-Noire and the Rwandan capital.

During Ngueeso’s trip to Rwanda in December 2012, the two leaders called upon the Government of the DRC and the M23 rebels to commit to implementing the Kampala decisions as these represented an important opportunity to resolve the conflict.

They also noted the importance of correctly assessing and understanding the real nature of the various armed groups in the DRC so that appropriate solutions are found for each.

Kagame arrives in Congo-Brazzaville

Nguesso noted the value of the discussions and breakthrough held earlier between Presidents Kagame, Museveni and Kabila and said it represented an effective framework for building confidence between the DRC and its immediate neighbours.

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