Date: 13 January 2018

Today President Kagame met with Hon. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Minister Wang Yi is on an African tour to strengthen relations between China and Africa as well consult and exchange with leaders on the continent on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Addressing the media following the meeting, Foreign Minister Mushikiwabo said: “China is very special partner of Rwanda; we have cooperated on many aspects of the development of this country. By end of this month, President Kagame will be chairing the AU this year but he has also been working  on the African Union reforms for a year now. In this regard, China being an important partner of Africa, it is important to keep discussing on how to keep the relationship mutually beneficial. Additionally, we are looking into bringing more investment from China as well as increase the movements of people between the two countries.” 

China and Rwanda hold strong bilateral cooperation in different sectors such as health, education, agriculture and infrastructure. On the continental level, cooperation between China and Africa has grown significantly in the last two decades.. Following his visit to Rwanda, he will go to Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe.