Kigali — President Kagame will welcome President Museveni of Uganda, President Kenyatta of Kenya and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan to Kigali for the 3rd Tripartite Infrastructure Summit on 28 October 2013.
The summit is an initiative bringing together the four countries to fast track regional development through infrastructure, trade and political and economic integration.
At the inaugural Tripartite Summit held in Entebbe in June this year, leaders of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda spearhead different components of joint projects: Uganda committed to lead the railway development and political federation sector; Rwanda on customs, single tourist visa and East African Community e-identity card; and Kenya on the implementation of the oil pipeline and electricity generation.
The follow-up summit held in Mombasa saw the heads of state participate in the commissioning of Berth 19, which will increase capacity of the Kenyan port to serve the entire region.
At the Kigali summit next week, leaders will welcome South Sudan to the initiative, launch the Single Customs Territory and review the progress of infrastructure projects led by each country.