Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegen has arrived in Kigali, Rwanda to attend the inauguration ceremony of President elect Paul Kagame.
The high level delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegen who has been in Sudan on a state visit will preside over the inauguration ceremony to be held at Amahor Stadium in Kigali.
Some 20 leaders from various countries are expected to attend the inauguration.
President Kagame was elected for the third term in a landslide vote in the presidential election held two weeks back. He has led Rwanda since 1994.
The Premier has earlier sent a congratulatory message on behalf of the peoples and government of Ethiopia to President Kagame on his re-election.Diplomatic ties between Ethiopia and Rwanda started with the opening of Rwandan embassy in Addis Ababa in the 1970’s.
Ethiopia which opened its embassy in that country in April this year, had deployed a contingent of peacekeeping force in 1994 in lieu of restoring peace in the country following the genocide which led to the death of 500,000-1,000,000 Rwandans within 100 days.