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Kuleba during a visit to Rwanda
Kuleba and Biruta signed a memorandum on political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Rwanda.
During his first visit to Rwanda (Kigali, Africa), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Vincent Biruta and announced the opening of an embassy in the country. This is reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
According to Kuleba, at the end of 2022, President Volodymyr Zelensky set a clear task for Ukrainian diplomacy: to expand its presence in Africa.
After a thorough analysis, we planned to open new embassies in African countries, one of which we will open in Rwanda. The Rwandan side has already given official consent to the establishment of a Ukrainian diplomatic mission in Kigala, the minister said.
It is noted that the minister made his first visit to Rwanda on Africa Day and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (African Union).
During the talks, the parties discussed the Peace Formula of the President of Ukraine, which will help establish a just and lasting peace in Ukraine and ensure security in the world, in particular in Africa.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister invited Rwanda to join the implementation of the Peace Formula.
The victory of Ukraine will significantly reduce the negative influence of Russia on the African continent, which, with the help of PMC militants, Wagner destabilizes the internal situation in a number of African countries and engages in illegal mining of their minerals. It is critically important to unite our efforts to counter common challenges and threats,” Kuleba said.
They also discussed food security in Africa, the export of Ukrainian grain within the framework of the Black Sea Grain Initiative and the Grain From Ukraine humanitarian program.
Kuleba and Biruta signed a memorandum on political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Rwanda. The first round of consultations will be held in an expanded format with the participation of representatives of various departments of Ukraine and Rwanda to identify specific common interests in trade, digitalization of public services, aerospace, construction, education and pharmaceuticals.
In addition, the parties agreed to hold a business forum with the participation of Ukrainian and Rwandan businesses.
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