Commenting on the upcoming UK-Rwanda Business Forum scheduled in Kigali from January 29th to 31st, 2024, the envoy conveyed that companies from the European country are set to increase their investments in Africa, with Rwanda being the starting point. Ambassador Daair underscored that, for UK investors eyeing operations in Rwanda and other African nations, ensuring security in the region is crucial to safeguard their businesses.
"When we are talking about regional trade, we would help for good regional relationships. I know there have been tensions there, but I know the governments of the region are working to defuse this. I think trade companies like to see stability and peace as one of the things that attract them here to Rwanda," he noted.
The UK High Commissioner emphasized that Rwanda’s development across various sectors, including security, is the driving force behind the organization of the business forum involving both countries.
"I think this is another reason that the Government of Rwanda has been supportive of this forum. Rwanda has made very rapid progress over the last thirty years. The economy was transformed, the City of Kigali is modernized generally," he said.
The forum aims to bring together senior policymakers and business leaders from both nations, fostering trade and investment.