The newly elected president of Rwanda Paul Kagame yesterday met Liu Xiaofeng, the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Kigali, where he said Rwanda is willing to deepen friendly cooperation in all areas with China and push bilateral relations to a new level.
Kagame, who was sworn in for his third term on Friday, thanked Xi for sending the special envoy to attend his inauguration ceremony and asked the envoy to convey his gratitude and regards to Xi.
The president said China and Rwanda enjoy a long history of friendship and fruitful cooperation in various fields. China has been supporting Rwanda and other African countries for a long time and is a sincere partner for Africa’s development, he added.
Liu, who is also the vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said since establishment of diplomatic relations 46 years ago, bilateral relations between the two countries have been developing steadily and healthily.
China is ready to join hands with Rwanda to further enhance political mutual trust, expand economic and trade cooperation, consolidate friendship of the two peoples, said Liu.
China, Liu said, is also willing to turn friendship between the two countries into real results that benefit the two peoples and realize mutual benefits and mutual development, he said.