Chinese FM urges stronger ties with Rwanda


China is willing to enhance cooperation with Rwanda in various fields, including governance and culture, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Kigali on Saturday.

The FM is on a four-day visit to Africa, where he is expected to hold talks with various leaders.

While in Kigali, Wang met with President Paul Kagame.

The FM hailed the two countries relations, which have been marked by long-standing mutual understanding.

Kagame on his part hailed China as a friend of the continent.

He said Africa was willing to see China playing a more important role in the development of the continent.

The president thanked China for its support and contribution to Rwanda’s development and for choosing Rwanda as the first stop of Wang’s African trip, which he said has important significance for future Sino-Rwandan relations.

Wang is expected to also visit Angola, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe.

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