The President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi arrived in the country for the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) that went underway in Kigali on Monday.
The meeting has attracted at least 10,000 delegates from over 150 countries representing different constituencies, including policymakers, international NGOs, researchers, academics, civil society and activists among others.
The biannual meeting taking place in Rwanda is the 20th edition.
President Nyusi was on arrival welcomed by Foreign Affairs Minister, Vincent Biruta at Kigali International Airport.
Among other dignitaries who attended the opening of the meeting on Monday include First Ladies from at least five African countries; Antoinette Sassou N’guesso, (Congo), Hinda Deby Itno (Tchad), Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou (Niger), Rebecca Akufo-Addo, (Ghana) and Neo Jane Masisi of Botswana.
The meeting takes place a year before the UNAIDS global 90-90-90 targets in 2020.