Rwanda, UAE sign economic cooperation agreement

On 29 April 2022 at 10:02

The Government of Rwanda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation.

The agreement was signed on Thursday 28th April 2022 between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta and UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan who is on a visit to Rwanda along with accompanying delegation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINAFFET) has revealed that Minister Biruta and Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan also held discussions on boosting economic cooperation.

The Government of Rwanda recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on political consultation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The MoU was signed in Dubai in the morning of Wednesday 2nd February 2022 as Rwanda participated in Dubai Expo 2020.

Rwanda and UAE enjoy existing relations and cooperation in different areas including education.

In September last year, President Kagame visited Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE where he participated in the 2021 World Policy Conference (WPC).

The conference is organized by Swiss foundation known as ‘WPC Foundation’. This international conference acts as a forum for discussion and reflection about the global economy and international relations.

On the second day of his visit, Kagame met with Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of the Emirates Identity Authority for discussions on bilateral cooperation.

At the time, the President also met with Khedaim Abdulla Saeed Faris Al-Darei, the Co-founder, Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Dahra Holding LLC to discuss various investment opportunities.

Al Dahra Holding LLC is a company involved in the processing of agricultural produce.

Rwanda is among 192 countries that participated in Dubai Expo from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. The country showcased its touristic attractions, development journey and made sales of Made in Rwanda products including agricultural produce.

Delegations from Rwanda and UAE holding discussions.
Minister Biruta with Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan after signing agreements.
Delegates from both countries in a group photo after holding discussions.