The President of Rwanda, Major General Juvenal Habyarimana, arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday (9 April) for a day of talks with Egyptian Head of State, President Anwar Sadat.
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Background: The President of Rwanda, Major General Juvenal Habyarimana, arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday (9 April) for a day of talks with Egyptian Head of State, President Anwar Sadat. They discussed the peace settlement in the Middle East and ways of strengthening ties between Rwanda and Egypt.
President Habyarimana came to power in Rwanda after a bloodless coup in July of last year.
During the Arab-Israeli War in October 1973 he broke off diplomatic relations with Israel and expressed sympathy with Egypt for the sufferings she had endured in the war.
SYNOPSIS: The Rwanda Head of State, Major General Jevenal Habyarimana, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday.
President Anwar Sadat and his wife were at the airport to greet him.
The two Heads of State discussed the peace settlement with Israel and ways of strengthening ties between Egypt and Rwanda. Both states are members of the Organisation os African Unity, and both attended last year's summit conference in Algiers of non-aligned nations.
Major General Habyarimana became Rwanda Head of State after a bloodless coup last July.
President Sadat's wife greeted the visitors and President Habyarimana met major Egyptian political figures. In attendance were Deputy Premier and Minister of Information, Dr. Abdul Hatem, Interior Minister Mamoudh Salem and Finance Minister, Abdul Higazi.
During the Arab-Israeli War in October 1973 President Habyarimana broke off diplomatic relations with Israel and expressed sympathy with Egypt for the sufferings in endured during the war.