The head of state made the disclosure in the evening of Thursday 10th November 2022 as he hosted a reception at Kigali Convention Centre in honour of the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley and her delegation on their visit to Rwanda.
The event was also attended by officials including the CEO of RwandAir, Yvonne Makolo; Prof. Manasseh Nshuti, Rwanda’s State Minister for EAC Affairs and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Yves Iradukunda.
Speaking at the occasion, Kagame said that seeing RwandAir connecting Rwanda and the Caribbean is among expected outcomes from cordial relations.
“I hope RwandAir person is here or listening to us from wherever she is. We want to see RwandAir taking us back and forth from Barbados to Rwanda and to the wider region; connecting Africa and Caribbean in addition to Barbados and Rwanda," said Kagame.
The president makes the revelation following the signing of agreements between Rwanda and Barbados in the areas of sports and bilateral air services during a ceremony held on Wednesday 9th November 2022.
Rwanda was represented by the Minister of Infrastructure, Dr. Ernest Nsabimana while Barbados was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kerrie Symmonds.
Minister Kerrie Symmonds said that his country wants to see RwandAir commencing flights to Barbados in the near future.
It is expected that RwandAir will operate direct flights to Barbados, once the agreement goes into implementation.
Discussions for strengthened cooperation between Rwanda and Barbados took formal shape following President Kagame’s visit to the country in April this year.