Emirates News Agency – UAE and Rwanda sign economic and technical cooperation agreement

KIGALI, 29th April, 2022 (WAM) — Minister of State Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations in various fields of interest.

This came as Sheikh Shakhboot was meeting the Rwandan leader in the capital, Kigali, and conveying the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, First Minister and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, and their best wishes for progress and development for Rwanda and its people.

The President of Rwanda returned greetings and wished continued progress and prosperity to the government and people of the United Arab Emirates. He affirmed that relations between the UAE and Rwanda are developing steadily, noting the many opportunities to accelerate cooperation for the greater good of both nations.

On another note, the UAE Minister of State met with Dr. Vincent Biruta, Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Prof. Nshuti Manasseh, Rwandan Minister of State for the Community of East Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. , and conveyed to them the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

During the two meetings, prospects for strengthening investment and economic cooperation and accelerating projects between the two nations were reviewed, and an agreement on consolidating economic and technical collaboration was signed.

Dr. Biruta congratulated the UAE for the successful hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai, including the various achievements made at the world’s largest exhibition, as well as the impressive organization of the World Government Summit.

During his visit to the East African country, Cheikh Shakhboot visited Carnegie Mellon University Africa, where he was hosted by Paula Ingabire, Rwandan Minister of ICT and Innovation. He learned about the university’s laboratories, activities and technological innovations, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, where he stressed the importance of using revolutionary technology for social welfare.

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