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Rwandan President to Visit White House

The White House says Rwandan President Paul Kagame will visit President Bush on April 15.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said in a statement Friday, Mr. Bush looks forward to discussing efforts to improve stability in Africa's troubled Great Lakes region as well as Rwanda's peacekeeping efforts in Sudan.

The Great Lakes region - which includes such countries as Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda - has been the scene of several wars and ethnic conflicts over the last decade.

Last year, Rwanda contributed troops to an African Union force to help stop a separate ethnic conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region.

Mr. McClellan said the two presidents will also discuss democracy and reconciliation issues in Rwanda as well as bilateral trade initiatives.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.