Prime Minister Ngirente commends China-Africa Relations


November 16, 2021: Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente, virtually spoke at the 4th Forum on China-Africa Local Government Cooperation (CALGC).

In his remarks, Prime Minister commended the cooperation between Africa and China which has been extended to the decentralized level, with City-to-City cooperation and people-to-people relations.

China and Africa have worked hand in hand to strategically develop political and socio-economic ties, and now, China is ranked among the top largest investors in Africa. This has created many opportunities and jobs for our respective peoples.” PM Ngirente said.

He also said that in a bid to further cement the existing friendship and local government cooperation, the two countries (Rwanda and China) have started to implement city-to-city cooperation to enable people-to-people relations, cultural exchange and socio-economic development.

“This Forum highlights the commitment from both China and Africa to deepen our relations beyond the usual framework and include local governments that are the backbone in delivering essential services to citizens.” added Prime Minister Ngirente.

The Forum on China-Africa Local Government Cooperation (CALGC) is organized by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) which is the organization in charge of coordinating people -to-people relations between China and other countries.

Click here for the full speech.