Kigali, 18 August 2011
President Kagame today received in his office the Chinese Deputy Minister for International Cooperation, Aid and China International Trade Representative, GAO Hucheng. The Minister arrived in the country from Burundi, having also visited Congo Brazzaville and Congo DRC.
Speaking to the press after the meeting, the Minister said: “I am leading an official trade and economic delegation of the Chinese Government to Rwanda to implement in Rwanda the new 8-point measures announced at the 4th Ministerial Conference on Africa-China Cooperation in Sham-El-Sheikh. I am here also here to discuss with relevant line ministries of the Rwanda government on how we can further strengthen trade and economic cooperation and we are going to sign several cooperation agreements.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo said: “Our relationship with China has a long history and Rwanda considers China a special partner. We consider Chinese investments in Rwanda a major part of our overall investment scheme. The Minister’s visit is to look at how we can further improve our relationship especially in terms of trade and investment in areas of infrastructure, health, education and other areas.”