Rwanda to open embassy in Maputo
Written by: George Kalisa
Thursday, July 19th, 2018, 9:26
President Paul Kagame has said today that the process of opening Rwanda’s embassy in Mozambican capital Maputo had reached advanced stage, saying it will strengthen the cooperation.
The two nations are currently enjoying strong and excellent diplomatic ties.
Kagame who was speaking at a State banquet hosted in honour of the Mozamican President Filipe Nyusi in the country for a three-day state visit, said to continue Africa’s liberation journey there is need to bring strengths into a pool.
“I informed the President that we are looking at opening an embassy in Maputo very soon. This will help to carry on with the work of strengthening our cooperation,” said Kagame.
“There is no better way to continue our liberation journey, than to combine our respective strengths and capabilities and transform the lives of our people,” he added.
The President extended gratitude to his counterpart for honouring Rwanda’s invitation and sai: “as signatories of the African Continental Free Trade Area, we look forward to trading much more with each other around our continent”.
He said that all such relentless efforts were meant to prepare a better future for Africa’s posterity. “We are counting on the next generation to sustain these gains and expand upon them”
Kagame observed that African leaders’ responsibility has been to continue the struggle, for the prosperity, security, and dignity of African citizens, adding that Mozambique and Rwanda in particular have earned the freedom to chart their own course. “It came at a heavy price, as we know as well”
“Rwanda and Mozambique have a similar liberation trajectory, as well as a common vision for African integration,” added the President.