WORLD Zambia, Rwanda sign 7 agreements to deepen bilateral cooperation


Zambia, Rwanda sign 7 agreements to deepen bilateral cooperation


08:57, April 05, 2022

Rwandan President Paul Kagame at a past function. (Photo: CFP)

Zambia and Rwanda on Monday signed seven agreements aimed at deepening bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema and his guest Paul Kagame witnessed the signing ceremony held at the Avan Hotel in the southern city of Livingstone and broadcast live on various social media platforms.

The agreements were signed after bilateral talks held by the two leaders.

The agreements, signed by Stanley Kakubo, Zambia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and his Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta, were in the areas of agriculture cooperation, fisheries and livestock development cooperation and cooperation in the health sector.

The other agreements were in the area of cooperation on immigration matters, cooperation on promotion of investment and trade, cooperation in the area of revenue and tax issues as well as cooperation on facilitation of cross-border trade.

Kagame arrived on Monday morning for his two-day state visit and held bilateral talks with the Zambian president before witnessing the signing of the agreements.

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