Rwanda Foreign Minister visits Zimbabwe


Harare (New Ziana)- RWANDAN Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Dr Vincent Birut is expected in Zimbabwe on Friday for a three day visit, during which he will also officially inaugurate his country’s embassy in Harare.

Rwanda established an embassy in Zimbabwe in 2018.

In a statement, Foreign Affairs and International Trade spokesperson Levit Mugejo said Dr Birut would visit Zimbabwe from 29 to 31 July, at the invitation of his Zimbabwean counterpart, Dr Frederick Shava.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda Honourable Dr Vincent Birut will be visiting Zimbabwe from 29 to 31 July 2022, at the invitation of his counterpart, Honourable Ambassador F. M. Shava, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,” he said.

Mugejo said the two Ministers would discuss strategic bilateral issues centred on the promotion and deepening of already excellent cooperation between Zimbabwe and Rwanda.

“It is expected that the two Ministers will sign some Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) which are currently being negotiated between the two sides,” he also said.

The visit by the Rwandan Minister comes at a time two countries are working on strategies for business growth and procedures for doing business in both Zimbabwe and Rwanda.

During a trade and investment conference between the two countries in Kigali, Rwanda, five MoUs were signed in the areas of agriculture and livestock, environment and climate change, tourism and business events, Information Communication Technology and e-Government.

Three more MoUs were signed at the Zimbabwe-Rwanda Trade and Investment Conference which was held in March this year in Harare.

Rwandan Trade and Industry Minister Beata Habyarimana led the delegation from his country at the conference.

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