Rwandan leader arrives in Zambia for state visit

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-20 00:28:06|Editor: yan
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LUSAKA, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrived in Zambia for a two-day state visit.

Kagame's plane touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 10 a.m. and he was received by his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu.

He was accorded a 12-gun salute and later inspected a guard of honor.

Zambia's Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba said the two leaders were expected to hold bilateral talks and share best practices on how to strengthen the ties between the two countries.

Kagame will also pay a visit to Zambia's first President Kenneth Kaunda and later lay wreaths at Embassy Park, a burial place for former Zambian presidents where he will lay wreaths on the tombs of three former leaders.

The two leaders are also expected to tour a steel company in Kafue town, south of Lusaka, on Tuesday.

The Zambian minister said the visit is important as it will enable the two leaders to share knowledge on various issues.