The three-day conference is taking place at Kigali Convention Centre from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th September 2021.
As the conference kicked off, Rwanda and Zimbabwe have signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the areas of Information and Communication Technology and E-Government, Agriculture and Livestock Development, Tourism and Business Events, Environment and Climate Change and another between the confederation of Zimbabwe Industries and Rwanda Private Sector Federation.
The MoUs expected to promote trade relations have been signed today at the inaugural Rwanda-Zimbabwe Trade and Investment Conference.
The Conference, which will include business-to-business meetings between Zimbabwean and Rwandese private sector comes at a time when the country is diversifying its export markets and products as stipulated in the National Export Strategy, launched by President Mnangagwa in 2019.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Zephanie Niyonkuru has said that the agreement will further strengthen existing cooperation.
“Rwanda works closely with Zimbabwe in different areas of mutual interests. These include trade, investment, infrastructure, energy and air transport among others,” he noted.
Niyonkuru also expressed optimism that signed MoUs will take cooperation to greater heights.