KIGALI - Prime Minister, Bernard Makuza, yesterday attended the swearing-in ceremony of the President of Djibouti, Ismael Omar Guelleh.
Makuza represented President Paul Kagame at the ceremony held in the Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel, where he delivered the latter’s message.
Guelleh was sworn-in to rule the country for a third term following last month’s election that he won by an 80 percent landslide majority.
Makuza also met with the Rwanda Diaspora in Djibouti.
During the meeting, the Premier noted that the government had initiated programmes to enhance Rwanda’s economic growth.
He urged the Diaspora to be “hardworking, preserve dignity and values and serve the interests of Rwandans.”
The meeting was also attended by Joseph Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Ambassador to Djibouti who is resident in neighbouring Ethiopia.
Makuza was also shown a 20 hectare piece of land at the Djibouti Port, which the Government of Djibouti offered to Rwanda.
The piece of land to be developed by the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) will act as a transit point for Rwandan imports and exports.
The premier later met with his counterpart, Dileita Mohamed Dileita with whom he discussed bilateral matters.