“We want Rwanda to be a strategic partner of Malta in the heart of Africa” – Minister Ian Borg

“We want Rwanda to be a strategic partner of Malta in the heart and centre of the African continent.” This was the message of Minister Ian Borg to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Rwanda Vincent Biruta during a bilateral meeting he had with him in Kigali.

During this bilateral meeting three important agreements were signed which will continue to improve and strengthen the relationship between the two countries. The agreements signed by the two respective Ministers included an Air Services Agreement, another on cooperation to train more diplomats and another on the tourism sector.

Minister Ian Borg reiterated how the Maltese Government is broadening its strategy for the continent of Africa with the aim of more local businesses choosing this continent to expand. He claimed that it is essential that our country continues to be the bridge between Europe and Africa.

The discussion focused on strengthening bilateral relations and the possibility of cooperation in the educational sector and even in multilateral forums.

During this visit, Minister Borg also met the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board Clare Akamanzi. The potential for more investments between the two countries and the Rwanda Vision 2050 were discussed. Furthermore, the advantages for Rwanda to explore possibilities in Malta, particularly related to connectivity and logistics, were also discussed here.

Minister Borg also met with the Ambassador of the European Union to Rwanda, Belen Calvo Uyarra. During this short meeting, the relations of the Union with this country and the intentions of our country to further strengthen the relations with Rwanda were discussed.

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