Several leaders from different nations have continued to congratulate President Paul Kagame on his re-election as Rwandan President, the latest being China and Russian governments.
In his congratulatory message, President Xi Jinping said that China attaches much importance to the development of relations between the two countries and will continue to promote joint efforts by promoting friendly collaboration for more beneficial results to both countries. On March 17 2017, President Xi Jinping held talks at the Great Hall of the People with President Paul Kagame.
Meanwhile, Russia, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Moscow looks to the presidential election in the Republic of Rwanda to serve the further progressive advancement of Rwandan society towards stable political and socio-economic development.
Bilateral diplomatic relations between Rwanda and China were established 46 years ago.