Kigali, 28 August 2014

This morning at Urugwiro Village, President Kagame met with a Japanese delegation composed of representatives from Government Institutions and Private Companies of 46 led by Hon. Hirotaka Ishihara, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking to the group, President Kagame encouraged increased investment and partnership between Japan and Rwanda:

“Japan should not be shy about investing in Africa. There are opportunities for both sides to benefit. The capacity for partnership has not been exploited fully.”

The purpose of their visit is to identify business and investment opportunities in Rwanda and establish mutually beneficial business relationship with the Government of Rwanda and Rwanda Private Sector.

13 major Japanese companies are part of the mission; comprise of Itochu Corporation; Sumitomo Corporation; Sojitz Corporation; Mitsui and Co. Ltd; Mitsubishi Corporation; Toyota Tsusho Corporation, IHI Corporation, and Marubeni Corporation.