Kigali, 23 October 2013

This morning at Urugwiro Village, President Kagame met with a delegation of both private sector and public sector leaders in China. Led by Professor Justin Lin Yifu, former World Bank Chief Economist and Helen Huai, former General Manager of Huajian Shoes in Ethiopia, the delegation of twenty were on a visit to Rwanda with the aim to invest in the manufacture industry.

Welcoming the guests, President Kagame thanked the delegation for their interest in investing in Rwanda:

“This kind of private investment will contribute to the transformation of our country. We want to welcome you to be part of this important agenda of transformation, of economic growth and development of our people. In Rwanda, you will find that this is not just about business, it is also about improving the lives of every Rwandan.”

Joining members of the delegation, Professor Justin Lin Yifu expressed admiration for the pace of Rwanda’s development:

“We have seen high speed development, efficiency of government and a motivated people willing to change their future.”

President Kagame added that Rwanda remained focus in fulfilling its vision:

“We are serious about investing in our future. In us, you will find reliable partners. The meaning of these partnerships is beyond business, we are about transforming lives.”