The Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD) Remy Rioux who is on a two-day visit to Rwanda yesterday met with the Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning Dr. Claudine Uwera where they discussed areas of development cooperation between France and Rwanda.
AFD is the implementing agency of different development-oriented interventions that France is engaged with globally.
Speaking after a private meeting with Minister Uwera, Mr. Rioux pointed out that the cooperation between our countries is on course to being rejuvenated and that AFD will continue to their interventions in the financial sector which they have for the past 25 years.
“France wishes to not only support Rwanda but also get inspired by Rwanda’s development from a lot of innovations in the country as well as efficiency of public service,” Mr. Rioux said.
Minister Uwera said that both Rwanda and France look to mutually benefit development cooperation.
“We look forward to increased partnerships particularly through development cooperation and French private sector engagement which would contributed to realization of Rwanda’s vision,” Minister Uwera said.
Mr. Rioux was expected to meet different government officials, mainly in agriculture, education and infrastructure sectors, to discuss possible areas of cooperation and projects that need financing.