Ambassador RAO Hongwei Met with the Chinese Mining Experts Group
  On December 6th, 2019, H. E. RAO Hongwei, the Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, met with the Chinese mining experts group.

Amb. RAO warmly welcomed the group to Rwanda, briefed the group on Rwanda's social economy development and Rwanda national conditions. Ambassador RAO said, China-Rwanda bilateral relations were currently at the best level in history. Bilateral cooperation and exchanges in all fields entered fast track. The Geology Survey and Mineral Resources Assessment Project was one of the most important results achieved during the mutual visits between the two Heads of State, which reflects the high political mutual trust and close economic and trade pragmatic cooperation between the two countries. He requested the expert group to fully recognize the significance of the Project, strengthen the team coordination, communicate and coordinate with Rwandan relevant departments, and make solid progress in the Project implementation, so as to provide new impetus for the further development of the China-Rwanda bilateral relations. The Chinese Embassy in Rwanda would positively support the work of the expert group.


The group head introduced the composition of the expert group and its work plan in Rwanda and said, the expert group would spare no effort to fulfill the tasks entrusted by the two governments so as to contribute to the development of China-Rwanda friendship and the benefit of the two peoples.


During President Paul KAGAME's state visit to China in March 2017, the two Heads of State reached important consensus on the cooperation of geology survey and mineral exploration cooperation. During President XI Jinping's state visit to Rwanda in July 2018, China and Rwanda signed an exchange of letters on the Geology Survey and Mineral Resources Assessment Project. In November 2019, the first group of Chinese mining experts arrived in Rwanda. In the next three years, they will assist the country in carrying out geological survey, mineral resources assessment and capacity building training.

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