Also present at the event held on 28th April 2022, was Prof. Nshuti Manasseh, the State Minister in charge of East African Community (EAC) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINAFFET); the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi and the Senior Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic, Francis Gatare.
Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan who is on a visit to Rwanda was also received by Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta with whom they held talks and signed cooperation agreements.
MINAFFET has revealed that Minister Biruta and Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan discussed on boosting economic cooperation between the two countries and signed an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation.
Rwanda is among 192 countries that participated in Dubai Expo from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. The country showcased its touristic attractions, development journey and made sales of Made in Rwanda products including agricultural produce.
On 28th April, Kagame also held talks with Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, the Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private Partnership of the Republic of Congo and Minister of Women Promotion and Women’s Integration to Development, Ines Nefer Ingani.
The delegation which has been Rwanda since 25th April 2022 presented a brief overview of their mission to President Kagame with whom they discussed the implementation of signed bilateral agreements during the recent visit of Kagame to Congo Brazzaville from 11th to13th April 2022.
They were signed in the sectors of economic partnership, mining, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) handcrafts, culture and arts among others.
At the time, both parties agreed to establish a joint committee to oversee their implementation.
Rwanda and Congo enjoy relations and cooperation in the areas of diplomacy and politics. In August 2016, Rwanda opened embassy in the country which also oversees its interests in the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC).
Minister Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso and Ines Nefer Ingani arrived in Kigali on 25th April 2022. On the next day, they visited Kigali Genocide Memorial where Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso left a message in the visitor’s book commending President Kagame for having reunited Rwandans to live in harmony after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Denis Christel was also received by the CEO of RDB, Clare Akamanzi and held discussions focusing on promoting investment between both countries.
They agreed to set up a platform bringing together traders from Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville.
Among others, Denis Christel held talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta; Minister of Trade and Industry, Béata Habyarimana and the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana.
The delegation from Congo also visited Kigali Special Economic Zone in Masoro where they toured factories including Volkswagen and Crystal Ventures.