Rwanda, Finland sign MoU on political consultations with Finland

By IGIHE
On 9 December 2020 at 10:18

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Vincent Biruta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on political consultations with Kai Sauer, the Vice Minister for Political Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

They discussed areas of common interests and ways to increase multilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Dr Biruta said that the MoU is expected to boost cooperation and pave the way for further agreements between institutions from both countries.

“We have signed basic Memorandum of Understanding enabling cooperation between both countries. It is a broad MoU introducing more agreements in different areas,” he said.

He explained that discussions revolved around seeking how to engage different institutions into cooperation in the areas of climate change resilience, mining and education.

In the area of environment preservation, Dr Biruta revealed that both countries plan to cooperate on helping factories to find alternatives for plastic bags, mining and vocational education.

Kai Sauer is expected to meet with other officials from different institutions including Rwanda Development Board (RDB), mining sector and environment management authority.

Since 2017 until 2019, trade between Rwanda and Finland increased by 21% from US$12.8 million to US$12.8 million.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Vincent Biruta and the Vice Minister for Political Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland after signing the MoU..

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