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Minister Biruta holds talks with his counterpart of Egypt

By IGIHE
On 29 December 2021 at 03:27

Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta has held talks with his counterpart of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry.

Minister Sameh has come to Rwanda for an official visit. As he met with Dr. Biruta, the two Ministers exchanged on issues of common interest and committed to further strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

The discussions were also attended by the ambassador of Egypt to Rwanda, Rania Mahmoud Mohamed EL Banna.

Sameh comes to Rwanda following the recent visit of the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Lt Gen Mohamed Farid towards the end May 2021.

At the time, Lt.Gen Mohamed Farid and his delegation held bilateral discussions with the RDF Chief of Defence Staff, Gen J Bosco Kazura at RDF Headquarters, Kimihurura.

Discussions were centered on enhancing the existing cooperation. He also paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Defence, Maj General Albert Murasira.

Rwanda and Egypt have been working on ways to strengthen bilateral ties and further mutual interests in economy and trade, as well as defence and security.

Rwanda has been sending some students to Egypt for military courses.

Both countries recently signed agreements paving the way for the construction of a cardio therapy facility to be built at Masaka, Kicukiro district. The facility will carry out the major functions of medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.

The ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the construction of this facility was held on Wednesday 29th December 2021.


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