Ambassador RAO Hongwei Visited the Western Province of Rwanda

H.E. RAO Hongwei, Ambassador of China to Rwanda, visited Rwandan Western Province from November 13th to 15th, 2019, During the visit, Ambassador RAO met with the Province Governor and two district mayors, visited local major companies and the infrastructure projects under construction by Chinese companies.


                                    Ambassador RAO met with Governor MUNYANTWALI Alphonse


                  Ambassador RAO met with the Governor and the Commander of Reserve Force of Western Province

Governor MUNYANTWALI Alphonse, Mayor MUKARUTESI Vestine of Karongi District and Mayor KAYUMBA Ephrem of Rusizi District expressed their sincere thanks to Ambassador RAO for his specific visit to their regions and spoke highly of the outstanding support and help that China had provided to the development of economy and infrastructure of the Western Province. After introducing the current development of social economic development with both advantaged and disadvantaged elements, they expressed willingness to strengthen the cooperation in areas of infrastructure, agricultural trade, tourism and industrial park construction with the Chinese side.


                             Ambassador RAO met with Mayor MUKARUTESI Vestine of Karongi District


                               Ambassador RAO met with Mayor KAYUMBA Ephrem of Rusizi District

Ambassador RAO said during talks with Western Province officials that, the successful mutual visit and several meetings between the two Heads of State of China and Rwanda in the last 2 years had promoted China-Rwanda relations to the best level in history with pragmatic cooperation in all fields flourishing. At present, the two sides were working closely on the implementation of the two Heads of state consensus and the outcomes of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit. A few days ago, the Rwandan delegation attended the second China International Import Expo held in Shanghai, China. Coffee, tea, pepper and other agricultural products and handicrafts exhibited by the Rwandan exhibitors were popular with Chinese consumers. Western provinces had beautiful mountains and waters, rich resources. The development potential in tourism, agriculture and mining is great. The Chinese side was willing to encourage more Chinese enterprises and tourists to come to the western provinces. With the accompany of the local mayors, Ambassador RAO also visited Rugabano Tea Factory, Cimerwa Company as well as the warehouse centre of Rusizi.


                                          Ambassador RAO visiting the Cimerwa Ltd.


                                    Ambassador RAO visiting the Rusizi Warehouse Centre

During the visit, Ambassador RAO also made consular inspection tours to the water supply projects undertook by CGC, learnt about the project progress and existing challenges. RAO encouraged them to promote Chinese brands images with credit and project quality, strengthen work safety, and pay attention to the life and health of staff.


                                       Ambassador RAO visiting Rwanda-Burundi Border


                                  Ambassador RAO visiting project under construction by CGC

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