Rwanda, Zimbabwe strengthen Bilateral Relations
By Vimbai Kamoyo
The Rwanda-Zimbabwe Business Forum, which is in its third year, has been set for March in Kigali, Rwanda, the Business Connect reports.
In a statement, the co-organisers of the event, ZimTrade said the event should give reflection to what has been achieved thus far.
“This year’s event will strengthen business ties, as well as provide an opportunity for the governments and private sectors in the two countries to take stock of the progress achieved to date,” the statement read.
The event, which will run from March 18 to 20, is organised by the ZimTrade, and the Rwanda Development Board.
ZimTrade boss Allan Majuru said this year’s programme seeks to find areas of mutual benefits to advance the two countries’ development cause.
“The business forum is complementing ongoing efforts by the government to create stronger linkages between our businesses and partners across Africa, where opportunities are bountiful.
“President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been clear that Zimbabwe has a lot to offer in Africa, in areas of tourism, investment and trade, and we will take advantage of the business forum to expose businesses in Rwanda to opportunities in Zimbabwe,” he said.
Speaking at last year’s business forum in Harare, President Mnangagwa highlighted that the Government was committed to creating an environment conducive to business and stands ready to welcome investors.
“In light of this, my Government remains committed to creating an environment that is conducive to business, while realising the expansion of economic cooperation, trade and investment. We, thus, stand ready to welcome investors and global capital from across all countries of the world.
“I am honoured and pleased to officiate at this important Zimbabwe- Rwanda Trade and Investment Conference, whose aim is to foster trade and investment partnerships between our two friendly countries. The Conference gives impetus to our quest to strengthen our commercial ties and accelerate the implementation of mutual programmes and projects towards improving the standard and quality of life to the people of Rwanda and Zimbabwe,” President Mnangagwa said.