He was received at Village Urugwiro along with his delegation that is in Rwanda for the African Union-European Union (AU-EU) ministerial meeting.
Josep Borrell Fontelles has been in Rwanda since Sunday 23rd October 2021 to attend AU-EU ministerial meeting scheduled on 26th October 2021 at Kigali Convention Center.
Ahead of the meeting, Josep Borrell Fontelles visited Gashora Transit Refugee Camp located in Bugesera district.
On Monday 25th October 2021, she was also received by Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta. They discussed joint agenda, focused on regional peace and security, closing the vaccination gap and deepening EU-Africa partnership.
Ministers attending the meeting are expected to exchange views on the EU-AU partnership and how to strengthen cooperation.
Discussions will also revolve around various topics including the response to and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as building resilience.
Other areas of interest are investing in the digital and green transitions, peace, security and global governance, migration and mobility, education, science, technology and skills development.
Africa and the European Union enjoy partnership in different development areas.
Figures from EU show that Europe exported goods worth Euro 124 billion to Africa while Africa’s exports to EU are estimated at Euro 101 billion in 2020.