Jamaica: The Caribbean country and Rwanda signed two MOUs: a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Tourism and a Memorandum of Understanding of Political Consultation on Friday, April 15, 2022.
The signing ceremony was held at the office of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame commenced the ceremony after Kagame paid a courtesy call to Holness.
Both delegations have discussed areas of partnership and cooperation between our two countries, including culture, ICT, health, tourism and agriculture.
Jamaica and Rwanda established their diplomatic relationship in 1998.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the President of the Republic of Rwanda arrived in Jamaica for a three day State visit. He has received a ceremonial welcome known as the Guard of Honour.
While emphasizing the significance of the visit, PM Holness noted, “This visit marks a new stage in the relationship of the two countries, and I also look forward in particular to the continued partnerships towards the strengthening of the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and Rwanda.”
President Kaugaum also joins the joint sitting on the House of Parliament. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, signs the Visitor’s book on completion of his address today at the joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament.
“The power of anniversary comes from an opportunity to remind a generation of the struggles we had before. Africa and the Caribbean should work together to advance common positions in the Commonwealth and other bodies where our interests align as they often do,” said the President of the Republic of Rwanda, addressing a joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament.
Further, Prime Minister Holness also wrapped up President Kagame’s State Visit with a Government to Government dialogue; Think Jamaica 2022.
“I look forward to an even more vibrant partnership between Jamaica and Rwanda in the years ahead, “underlined PM Holness.
PM Holness also bid farewell to the President and stated, “Moments ago, I bade farewell to President Kagame following his three-day State visit to Jamaica; it was indeed our great pleasure to host him and his delegation.”