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France and Rwanda Forge €400M Development Alliance to Boost Health, Environment, and Youth Training

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Griffith Sarah

Apr 8, 2024

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The collaboration, hailed as a significant step in the strengthening ties between the two nations, also encompasses an air services agreement, enhancing connectivity with RwandAir's tri-weekly flights to Paris. This move is seen as an extension of the flourishing relationship, underscored by France's ongoing support through the French Development Agency (AFD), particularly in nurturing small and medium-sized enterprises within the realms of renewable energy and digital transformation.
France's top diplomate Stéphane Séjourné exchanges documents with Rwandan counterpart Dr Vincent Biruta in kigali

In a landmark agreement, France and Rwanda have committed to a €400 million development partnership set to advance until 2028. Signed in Kigali by French Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Sejourné and his Rwandan counterpart, Dr. Vincent Biruta, this alliance earmarks substantial investments for the health and environmental sectors alongside youth training initiatives.


The collaboration, hailed as a significant step in the strengthening ties between the two nations, also encompasses an air services agreement, enhancing connectivity with RwandAir's tri-weekly flights to Paris. This move is seen as an extension of the flourishing relationship, underscored by France's ongoing support through the French Development Agency (AFD), particularly in nurturing small and medium-sized enterprises within the realms of renewable energy and digital transformation.


Read also:France Seeks new equitable and balanced Partnerships with African Nations


This partnership not only underscores the mutual commitment to bolstering Rwanda's developmental strides but also reaffirms France's support in judicial processes related to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, ensuring justice for survivors.


With a historical backdrop of France mobilizing €500 million between 2021 and 2023 for Rwanda's developmental endeavors, this new pact promises to further solidify the foundation for sustainable and inclusive economic growth within the region.

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