Istanbul, 21 March 2012

President Kagame has arrived in Istanbul, Turkey for a three-day working visit at the invitation of members of the Turkish business community.

During the three days, President Kagame will meet with prominent Turkish business people, including several investors who have already been to Rwanda. President Kagame is also scheduled to tour manufacturing companies in Istanbul.

On Friday President Kagame will receive an honorary doctorate from Fatih University in recognition for his leadership in Rwanda as well as his contribution within the international community.

Turkey and Rwanda enjoy cordial relations and the country is represented in Rwanda through its Embassy in Uganda. Rwanda is represented in Turkey since 2009 by an Honorary Consul, and as of September 2011, has a full-fledged Honorary Consulate and an office of the Rwanda Development Board, both in Istanbul.