Belgian Minister In Rwanda After Fact-Finding Mission In DRC
President Kagame on Sunday at Urugwiro Village, received Minister Didier Reynders of Belgium.
As Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Reynders is in Rwanda as part of a weeklong regional visit to Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Minister Reynders has expressed the goal of his visit as an opportunity to learn more about DRC and has called on Rwanda to play a positive role in the situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Belgium and Rwanda have maintained mutually beneficial cooperation since 2004 when the two countries resumed the relationship suspended in 1994.
Since 2004, Belgium and Rwanda have signed a Cooperation Agreement and established a Parliamentarian Friendship Group that facilitates exchanges between the two nations.
In 2011, Belgium increased its financial support by 20 million Euros for the health, energy and decentralization sector.
Following today’s visit, Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo and Minister Reynders held a joint press conference for local, regional and international press.
“Rwanda is a very important partner in development” said Minister Reynders.
Before entering Rwanda, Reynders, his wife and a 24-member delegation visited the DRC on a fact-finding mission with the view of find bringing peace and development to Kivu which recently faced a serious rebellion.
The international community accuses Rwanda of supporting the M23 rebellion, allegations the Kigali establishment vehemently denies.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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