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Chinese Military And RDF Strengthen Cooperation

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Chinese Military And RDF Strengthen Cooperation

Rwanda and Chinese military are destined for deeper cooperation as institutions of both countries continue with more exchanges.

On Monday, the Rwandan Ministry of Defence hosted a Chinese delegation and the two sides held bilateral discussions.

The Chinese delegation was led by Maj Gen Zhang Yingli while the Rwandan side comprised of Minister of Defence, Gen James Kabarebe and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Patrick Nyamvumba and other officers.

They also reviewed the existing cooperation which has been described as excellent ‘military relation.’

“Rwanda and China have always had good relations, so this visit is aimed at discussing ways of strengthening the existing cooperation,” Gen. Kabarebe said, adding that the forces of the two countries maintain good levels of cooperation in terms of training and logistics.

Meanwhile, on the chinese side, Maj Gen Zhang Yingli commended Rwanda for efforts to advance peace and security in Africa through peacekeeping engagements.

“This is clearly a common interest for China and Rwanda alike”, Gen Zhang said. 

China has recently embraced multinational peacekeeping efforts by sending military and civilian personnel on peacekeeping missions in Africa.

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