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Makuza receives Ansari at Kigali International Airport yesterday. (Courtesy photos)

The Vice-President of India, Shri M Hamid Ansari, arrived in the country yesterday on a three-day visit that will see him interact with high-level officials, students, and take part in a business forum.

Ansari is accompanied by his wife, Salma Ansari, and a delegation of government and private sector officials.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Indian vice-president is expected to hold meetings with President Paul Kagame, Senate president Bernard Makuza, visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, and give an address at the University of Rwanda.

The highlight of his visit is expected to be the business forum and the exhibition bringing together ICT sector players of Rwanda and India, which is being organised to seek mutual partnerships, according to officials.

The event is scheduled for later today at the Kigali Convention Centre.

According to the Chief Executive of Rwanda Development Board, Clare Akamanzi, the Indian vice-president is accompanied by a delegation of 27 people, including 15 innovators.

Akamanzi said five local firms will be showcasing their services with an aim of building mutually beneficial partnerships for both countries. 

The five local firms are national carrier RwandAir, Rwanda Online Platform, Pivot Access, Rwanda Development Board, Carnegie Mellon University Rwanda, and Africa Smart Investments, the authorised distributors of the Made in Rwanda laptops. 

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