Rwanda signs MoU with Turkey
Rwanda has signed an MoU with Turkey to further strengthen the existing friendly relations between the two countries and promote mutual understanding and goodwill between the two countries.
“I am very pleased to sign such an agreement which establishes the base for our future’s valuable relations,” declared Turkey’s deputy prime minister M. Besir Atalay, who also expressed appreciation for the steps Rwanda is making in a systematic modernization.
According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo, the memorandum of understanding will be a corner stone for the relationship between Rwanda and Turkey. “This is part of the country’s process of making new friends. Rwanda has been expanding its horizons and we have agreements with many other countries; Turkey is high on this list”, she said. “We view this as the beginning of a long and sincere relationship between the two countries. We have had little contact in the past, but we have been treated in Turkey and by the Turkish people as special friends from Africa and we highly appreciate that.”
The MoU focuses on increasing contact between the respective ministries of foreign affairs for a greater exchange of views and coordination concerning international and regional issues of mutual interest. It also gives a special focus on security, health, education, tourism, agriculture, mining and the private sector.
Minsiter Mushikiwabo saluted Turkey for their assistance in evacuation of Rwandans from Libya during the crisis in that country. Atalay for his part expressed his appreciation towards Rwandans for the warm hospitality extended to him.