Addis Ababa, 1 September 2012

President Kagame has arrived in Ethiopia today where he will attend funeral ceremonies of the Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who passed away last week.

President Kagame this evening paid his respects at the Grand Palace in Addis Ababa where he signed the condolence book and laid a wreath by casket where the late Prime Minister lies in state.


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On Sunday President Kagame will join other dignitaries and thousands of Ethiopian citizens at the funeral to be held at Meskel Square. President Kagame will speak at the funeral along with former South African President Thabo Mbeki as friends of the late Prime Minister.