President Paul Kagame yesterday received Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, António Tete who shared a message from President João Lourenço; Rwanda’s Presidency has revealed via Twitter handle.
António Tete was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2020.
Rwanda and Angola enjoy existing relations and cooperation in different areas.
In October 2020, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) together with the Agency for Private Investment and Promotion of Exports of Angola (AIPEX) began discussions to showcase investment opportunities existing between both countries in the areas of technology, health, mining, tourism, agriculture, transport and manufacturing.
At the time, RDB and AIPEX signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Investment and Export Promotion.
Speaking after signing the MoU the agreement; Antonio Henriques Silva, the Chairman of AIPEX thanked Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and RDB for working closely with AIPEX to ensure that Angolan and Rwandan business communities benefit from the opportunities both countries offer.
In 2019, Rwanda and Angola signed MoU on Telecommunications and Space Cooperation.
President Kagame last visited Angola in April this 2021 where he attended the second regional meeting on the political and security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Mini Summit on Central Africa chaired by President João Lourenço was also attended by the President of Congo Brazaville, Sassou Nguesso; CAR President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra and Major General Ibrahim Jaber representing Sudan.
Ahead of the summit, Kagame held talks with President João Lourenço.
João Lourenço of Angola also visited Rwanda last on 21st February 2020 attending the fourth quadripartite summit on Uganda-Rwanda relations held at Gatuna border.
He was along with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Félix Tshisekedi as mediators between both countries.
At the time, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda praised the dedication and entire availability of João Lourenço and Tshisekedi in the search for a peaceful solution in the framework of reconciliation process between the two sister countries.