Rwanda lauds Germany for vibrant cooperation

By IGIHE
On 6 September 2019 at 10:58

Senate President, Bernard Makuza has lauded Germany for the forefront commitment it took as the first country opening embassy in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi while other countries had relenting efforts to do so.

He made the appreciation yesterday as he received the delegation of Germany parliamentarians who are on a visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations.

Makuza said that both countries’ parliaments enjoy longstanding relations.

He explained that Germany was the first country to open an embassy in Rwanda after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi while other countries were not willing.

“Since 1994, Germany has proven strong cooperation commitment and was the first country to open an embassy on 25th July 1994 when the international community, European countries among others had relenting efforts. Fruitful relationships started that time followed by technical and economic cooperation among others,” he said.

“We also commended the country for cooperation in the judicial sector. The country tried through its own courts Ignace Murwanashyaka, former FDLR chief for a role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi,” added Makuza.

Makuza explained that Rwanda is among the four countries that Germany selected for special cooperation and boost funding to different areas of development including infrastructure because they are aware that Rwanda is a reliable country with efficient utilization of funds.

Andreas Mattfeldt, the head of the delegation saluted Rwanda’s resilience that German investors eyes Rwanda as a potential investment hub in Africa.

“We have discussed the bright vision of this country because we share many things in common. German investors perceive Rwanda as the right investment country,” he said.

To date, Germany funds Rwanda in TVET, construction of health centers, markets, schools and roads, provision of electricity, building terraces and technology among others.

Germany has 25 companies running operations in Rwanda including Strawtec and Mobisol among others.

Makuza said that both countries’ parliaments enjoy longstanding relations.

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