The discussions were held on Wednesday 10th October 2021 as CHOI paid a courtesy call to Minister Biruta.
Minister CHOI has been in Rwanda for a three-day official visit from 9th to 11th November 2021.
During their discussions, Minister Biruta expressed Rwanda’s readiness to enhance cooperation with Korea in several sectors including public health, education, ICT and science technology.
CHOI also appreciated Rwanda’s efforts to establish a vaccine manufacturing plant in the country, which will expand vaccine supply capacity on the African continent.
He expressed optimism that the two countries will find ways to cooperate in this area as Korea is also working to become a global vaccine manufacturing hub.
During his stay in Rwanda, Minister CHOI also visited Kigali Genocide Memorial and paid tribute to victims of the Genocide against Tutsi.
Since 2011, Rwanda has been a priority partner in development cooperation for the Korean Government where the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is implementing a dozen of projects focusing on ICT, education and rural development.
In addition, Korea EXIM Bank is cooperating with Rwanda, through its Economic Development Cooperation Fund to develop the infrastructure of the University of Rwanda and expand Rwanda’s electricity infrastructure.
This high-level visit is expected to serve as a springboard for Korea and Rwanda to further consolidate the bilateral partnership ahead of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations to be marked in 2023.