Kigali, 14 May 2014

President Kagame today received the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Chikoti, who is in Kigali to sign several bilateral agreements with his Rwandan counterpart.

After meeting President Kagame, the Angolan Minister said:

“I came here as an Envoy of President Dos Santos who is President of the Great Lakes Region. Our two countries share very good relations; my counterpart and I will today sign several agreements between our two countries. During this meeting I transmitted greetings from President Dos Santos to President Kagame and expressed the will of President Dos Santos to cooperate with Rwanda, which we are going to define with time. We also talked about our region and the importance of stability and the contributions that all our countries can make. President Kagame is a committed man to peace in this region and we believe that we can only build a strong region if only all our Heads of State work in the direction of peace.”

The Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo said:

“We will be signing with my colleague from Angola three agreements on bilateral cooperation on political consultations. We have already had discussions both in Luanda and Kigali about moving fast on a number of bilateral cooperation deals and in addition to that, Rwanda will be opening an Embassy in Luanda in a couple of months. We are following the instructions of our Presidents who have decided that our countries should pick up the good relations and take it up to a level of practical cooperation. Rwanda and Angola are collaborating on regional stability and our countries are going to work together to fend off conflict.”