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Rwanda and Benin explore opportunities for joint collaboration

The delegations led by Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and her Beninese Counterpart, Aurélien AGBENONCI, met for the first Joint Permanent Commission(JPC) in Rubavu, in two-day meeting which explored new areas of cooperation.

During this joint Permanent Commission, two cooperation agreements were signed in areas of Information technology and cadastral development, environment and Sustainable development.

Speaking during this session, Minister Agbenonci, stated that the JPC is an opportunity to analyse different potentialities that should be highlighted, for the purpose of vital recommendations in order to promote bilateral cooperation between Benin and Rwanda.

Minister Agbenonci said: “I hope that this model of South-South cooperation, which has become a true label between the two countries, can be increased to the highest level, for the happiness of our two Peoples”.

Minister Mushikiwabo acknowledged President Paul Kagame and his counterpart Patrice Talon for the political will.
“Our heads of state have in common a transformative vision for our countries; they are both animated by a noble ambition to come to the development of their respective peoples and to see these advances extend to the entire African continent.”

During President Patrice Talon’ state visit from 29 to 31 August, 2016, three important agreements were signed. The key among them is the general cooperation agreement defining the overall framework of cooperation and establishing the Joint Permanent commission.

It is worth noting that there are Several achievements in the framework of this General cooperation agreement including RwandAir’s access to Cotonou and its exercise of the rights of the seventh freedom; a project to set up a joint airline that is on the right track; different sectorial exchange among experts.

The Express News

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