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08.08.2017 19:54 Age: 12 days

Ambassador of Belgium to Rwanda bids farewell to Parliament

Category: Senate

This Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the President of the Senate, Rt. Hon. Bernard Makuza and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rt. Hon. Donatille Mukabalisa respectively, received in audience the Ambassador of Belgium to Rwanda, Arnout Pauwels, who came to bid farewell to them.

In his meeting with the President of the Senate, Ambassador Arnout Pauwels who is concluding his three-year mission to Rwanda said they exchanged views on diplomatic relations existing between Belgium and Rwanda.

"We talked about the work of Belgium to consolidate, improve diplomatic relations between the two countries, focused on the economy and social development," Declared Ambassador Pauwels.

Ambassador Arnout Pauwels also commented on the presidential elections that took place on August 4 in Rwanda, where he congratulated the peaceful climate that marked the polling process, the massive turnout of voters and their choices as well as the agenda of the President-elect Paul Kagame to enhance cooperation with other countries.

The President of Senate, Rt. Hon. Bernard Makuza congratulated Pauwels' visit and stressed that Belgium and Rwanda have good cooperation in several domains notably in health and energy sectors.

Ambassador Pauwels also paid a visit to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, where they discussed bilateral relations between two countries.

The Rt. Hon. Mukabalisa Donatille lauded results of these diplomatic ties and added that Rwanda and Belgium would pursue their cooperation focusing mainly on decentralization and capacity building of the public administration, as well as mobilization of Belgian investment in different development sectors in Rwanda.


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