|Rwanda: China, Country Sign U.S.$6 Million Development Aid Agreement|
The New Times, www.africa.com
25 December 2010
Kigali - The governments of China and Rwanda, yesterday, signed $6m economic and technical cooperation agreement to further strengthen Rwanda's development.
The signing was held at Foreign Affairs Ministry, between Eugene Munyakayanza, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, on behalf of Rwanda and the Charge d'Affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Rwanda, Li Yigang, who represented China
The funds will be provided by China Development Bank. Munyakayanza thanked the Chinese government for their continued support.
"It is all part of the highly appreciated support we receive from China. It has been unconditional and focused on many sectors from infrastructure to agriculture. This will benefit all people in Rwanda, and I pledge that these projects will be implemented straight away," Munyakayanza noted.
The Chinese diplomat said that the two countries have over the years developed a strong bond.
"It gives me great pleasure and honour to sign this agreement. It is a small Christmas gift to the people of Rwanda. Our countries not only enjoy economic ties but we also cooperate on international forums. Rwanda's support has been helpful in international organs and we hope for continued cooperation in the future." he said.
China's development assistance to Rwanda is often allocated to projects agreed upon by both countries.