Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Rwanda and Germany strengthen cooperation, explore new areas of partnerships

Kigali, 08 November 2016 - Rwanda’s rise from the clutches of genocide to rapid economic development has made it a role model for many developing countries, the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Devel-opment, Dr. Gerd Mueller has said.

Rwanda achievements for the past 20 years have shown that indeed economic development and stability is possible in Africa,” Dr. Mueller said.

During his one day visit, Dr. Mueller held bilateral talks with Claver Gatete, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning which focused on increasing private sector participation in Rwanda’s eco-nomic development..

Rwanda is at the heart of a vast market in East Central and Southern Africa. We have in place incen-tives to attract foreign direct investments. Through our cooperation we can partner to encourage German investors to invest in Rwanda,” Minister Gatete said.

Dr. Mueller pointed out that in additional to areas it provides support, Germany would encourage its private sector to look out for investment opportunities in technology, ICT as well as energy.

Dr. Mueller visit was aimed at strengthening existing cooperation as well as identifying new areas for collaboration. The existing cooperation between Rwanda and Germany focuses on key areas such as Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Good governance and decentralization. Currently both countries are in aid negotiations where Germany will support Rwanda to the tune of €75 million in 2017.

As part of his visit, Dr. Mueller visited the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) as well as the Kigali Genocide Memorial.


Source: The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

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