Stability key to boosting trade, investments- Kagame

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 8 October 2020 at 10:51

President Paul Kagame has said that the increased cooperation between countries in tackling the region’s insecurity is crucial in boosting cross-border trade and investment.

The Head of state said this on Wednesday, October 07, when he was in a virtual Summit of Heads of State held via video-conference which was hosted by President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with Presidents João Lourenço of Angola and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

“We are obliged to meet via video conference, but the spirit of positive cooperation demonstrated by this meeting is clear. Rwanda is pleased to participate and make our contribution,” said the head of state.

“Cooperation in fighting insecurity in our region is at the core of our efforts as we allow trade and investment to thrive across borders. Stability is the catalyst for increased trade and investment. This is in the interest of each of our countries and the region as a whole,” President Kagame said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has cost lives and disrupted our economies, but by working closely together to mitigate the impact, we can minimize the damage of this pandemic and build capacity to withstand future pandemics,” he added.

The DRC Presidency said the meetings in which Presidents Kagame, Museveni and Lourenço participated “relates to security, political, diplomatic, health and cooperation issues.”

The President of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye was supposed to attend this summit, but he did not attend and there was no explanation given for his absence. Burundi previously pulled out emphasizing that they prefer bilateral talks between countries

The virtual Summit of Heads of State held via video-conference which was hosted by President Félix Tshisekedi of the DRC
President João Lourenço of Angola
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda

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