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Magufuli to visit Rwanda in maiden foreign trip

Magufuli congratulated by Kagame at the swearing in last year. Magufuli drives to Rwanda today.
Magufuli congratulated by Kagame at the swearing in last year. Magufuli drives to Rwanda today.

President of Tanzania Dr John Magufuli is expected in Rwanda today for his first foreign trip since his election last year.

Magufuli, who has been in the headlines for his fight against corruption and discouraged government officials travelling abroad to cut costs, will travel to Rwanda by road.

His trip to Rwanda is significant in that it comes at a time of a thaw in relation between the two countries, The Citizen newspaper in Dar Es Salaam said.

This is his tentative schedule:

April 6, 2016: Magufuli and host President Paul Kagame will open the service center of the Rusumo border (One Stop Border Post).

April 7, 2016: President Magufuli will join the people of Rwanda in the 22 anniversary of the genocide in the country. They will join Rwandans in “Walk to Remember” before attending a vigil at Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.

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