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Rwanda: PM Ngirente, EU Delegation Discuss Trade Partnership


Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente held a meeting with the European Union (EU) delegation, at his office on June 27 and discussed various areas of partnership to boost trade and investments.

The EU delegation included Koen Doens, Director General of International Partnerships, Cecile Billaux, Head of Unit for the private sector, trade, investment, climate and employment, Belen Calvo Uyarra, Ambassador of EU to Rwanda, Ben Nupnau, Deputy Head of Delegation and Michela Tomasella, Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation.

Speaking to the media, Doens pointed out that the meeting with Prime Minister was the opportunity to take stock to make a joint assessment of what happened over the past two days in the EU- business forum held in Rwanda for the first time.

“The meeting was mainly to see the work forward especially to agree on the next steps those next steps will be real they will be concrete and I hope that very soon in a couple of months the occasion of the high-level visit we will already be able to show progress on what we did here over those two days,” he explained

He further pointed out that, Rwanda is a very interesting place to invest for the EU investors.

” Rwanda has a strong health agenda and aims to attract EU investors interested in value addition. This is largely due to the government’s clear agenda, knowledge of its strengths, and strong implementation capacity. The one-stop center further facilitates doing business in Rwanda, making it a favorable investment destination for EU investors, he added.