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US Commends Rwanda on Economy, Pan-Africanism

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The United States congratulated Rwanda on her 55th Independence Day celebrations and also commended the East African nation for working to revamp its economy and maintain peace.

The Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson released a statement on Saturday evening when Rwanda commemorated her independence.

 “The United States and Rwanda share a close relationship born of decades of engagement on issues of mutual interest, including bilateral trade and investment, gender equality, and regional security,” said Mr Tillerson

Rwandan forces are deployed in the restive Central African Republic under the International Support Mission in Central African Republic (MISCA), Darfur- Sudan under United Nations and also expected to move to Juba under IGAD.

The Secretary of State added, “We commend Rwanda’s efforts to strengthen pan-African institutions, develop economic opportunities, and support peace on the African continent.”

Mr. Tillerson added that Trump’s administration is looking forward to sustained cooperation with Kigali mainly on consolidating democracy and human rights.

“The United States looks forward to continuing to deepen the ties that bind our two countries in coming years and to work with Rwanda on expanding efforts to strengthen democracy and respect for human rights.”

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