President of the African country of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, is expected to address a Joint Sitting of Jamaica’s Houses of Parliament at Gordon House on Thursday.
He is expected to arrive on the island on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by Jamaica’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), which said the visit coincides with Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of Independence and “represents an important opportunity for the deepening of bilateral relations between the [two] countries”.
It said the visit will also help to reinforce “the steadily burgeoning relationship between the African continent and the Caricom region”.
Kagame is expected to be greeted with a 21-gun salute on his arrival in Jamaica at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
While in Jamaica, he will meet with Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other leading government officials, the OPM statement said.
He is also expected to lay a wreath at the shrine of Jamaica’s first National Hero Marcus Garvey.
Other items on Kagame’s schedule include the signing of a memorandum of understanding after bilateral talks and a one-hour government-to-government panel discussion.
He leaves Jamaica on Friday.