Rwandan Finance Minister Uzziel Ndagijimana addresses the reception celebrating the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Sept. 19, 2018. (Xinhua/Lyu Tianran)
KIGALI, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Rwandan finance minister Uzziel Ndagijimana on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of the Rwandan government to further advance ties with China for their common purpose and mutual benefit.
The exchange visits between the heads of state of Rwanda and China and Rwandan President Paul Kagame's attendance at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit held on Sept. 3-4, strengthen the relations and partnership between the two countries, said Ndagijimana.
Rwanda appreciates the support and collaboration from China as the central African country works to achieve its development goals in key sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, health and capacity building, said the minister.
Jean de Dieu Mugiraneza, an engineer of Rwandan government's Rural Sector Support Project, demonstrates dam valve operation in Eastern province, Rwanda, July 13, 2018. Chinese companies have played a vital role in enabling Rwandan farmers to increase agricultural productivity and household incomes, a Rwandan analyst said. (Xinhua/Zhang Gaiping)
By adhering to the principles of sincerity, practical results, affinity and good faith, and upholding the values of friendship, justice and shared interests, China will work with Rwanda and carry out more exchanges on governance and guidelines of development, said Rao Hongwei, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda.
China and Rwanda will further match the development strategies and seek to harvest more fruits across multiple areas, including the Belt and Road Initiative, public health, human resources training, E-commerce, mining, law enforcement cooperation, among others, Rao said.
Photo taken on Feb. 16, 2018 shows a view of Muyanza Dam built by China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) in Rulindo District, Northern Province of Rwanda. The recently completed Muyanza Dam is the second highest in Rwanda and the country's highest and largest earth fill dam in the agriculture sector. It will benefit farmers and help grow crops for exports, a Rwandan official said on Thursday. (Xinhua/CGC)
The two countries will further enhance collaboration in regional and international arena and uphold the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, he added.
The envoy also said Rwanda will achieve more across all areas of cooperation under the FOCAC through the joint efforts between the two countries.