ATHENS – Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will pay a visit to Rwanda on Thursday, where he is expected to meet with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Vincent Biruta. Talks will focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation between Greece and Rwanda in areas of common interest, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
It is Dendias’ first visit to the region and marks the substantial upgrading of Greece’s presence in sub-Saharan Africa.
In the context of strengthening bilateral economic cooperation and promoting the openness of Greek investment activities, it was announced that there will be a presentation of investment opportunities in Rwanda by the Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board, Zephanie Niyonkuru and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Patricie Uwase during the talks between the two delegations.
The signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding for Political Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda has also been planned.
Dendias will also donate 330,000 vaccines against Covid-19. Greece has already donated 200,000 vaccines last September.
During his stay in Rwanda, the foreign minister will lay a wreath at the Kigali Genocide memorial.