Rwandan President Paul Kagame (R) and visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz attend a joint press conference in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Dec. 7, 2018. Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday Rwanda and Austria will co-host an Africa-Europe high-level forum, scheduled for Dec. 18 in Vienna. (Xinhua/Office of the President of Rwanda)
KIGALI, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday Rwanda and Austria will co-host an Africa-Europe high-level forum, scheduled for Dec. 18 in Vienna.
This is due to Rwanda being the chair of the African Union (AU) and Austria holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), Kagame told a joint press conference with visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
Kurz arrived here Thursday on his first visit to the central African country.
The forum will focus on unblocking the digital potential as a pathway to inclusion and prosperity for both Africa and Europe. Participants will also discuss ways to bring Africa and Europe closer, said Kagame, who is also the chairperson of the AU.
The upcoming forum is an opportunity to build practical collaboration on several fronts, he said.
Rwanda "continues to mobilize African leaders to participate in the forum" so that African countries can continue to seek ways to unblock the potential of the digital economy, Kagame added.