President Kagame has on Tuesday received the Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate Marie Luise Dreyer.
Anna has served as Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate since January 2013, as the first woman to hold this office.
Marie Luise Dreyer is also the Deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a position she was elected to in 2017.
She is accompanied by a delegation of 31, including Doris Ahnen, the Minister of Finance of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate; four Members of the State Parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate including the Vice President of the State Parliament as well as staff from the State Government.
Rwanda- Rhineland Palatinate partnership.
Over the last 36 years, nearly 2000 projects valued at €100 million have been implemented in Rwanda in the fields of education (school construction and provision of scholastic materials, students and teachers exchanges, vocational training collaboration through IPRC); health (construction of health centers and health posts as well as provision of medical equipment), youth, and museums (cultural exchange).
This year partnerships were extended to the fields of governance, business promotion and local economic development through the exchange of experience and knowledge.
This fiscal year partnership agreements were signed between five districts in Rwanda and five German municipalities; Ngoma District with the municipality of Landkreis, Gisagara District and the municipality of Hachenburg, Karongi District and the municipality of Bad Kreuznach, Nyamagabe District and the municipality of Birkenfeld, and Ruhango District with the City of Landau.
As he officially opened Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali, a German NGO that aims at supporting local entrepreneurs to improve their business and promoting SMEs for job creation, on October 1, Rwanda’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Vincent Munyeshyaka described the Rwanda-Rhineland-Palatinate partnership as a win-win relationship.
“I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the partnership we have between Rwanda and Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a very long-lasting one for now 36 years. What I like from it: it is a people to people partnership but also business to business partnership,” he said.