Encourage more inter-country business partnerships
Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation (PSF) and Congo Brazzaville’s Chamber of commerce, Agriculture and Trade recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which seeks to promote trade between the two countries.
One of the major objectives of the deal is to facilitate traders from either side to access potential investment areas, and share experiences and expertise for mutual benefit.
Certainly it will also provide a platform to share information about existing investment potentials, especially in the sectors of agriculture, fuel as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The new partnership resonates well with Rwanda’s policy on relations with other countries in the wider region and beyond.
Over the recent years, Rwanda has sought to establish and bolster cooperation with other countries based on mutual respect and shared business interests. This has helped attract more and more Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into the country, thus impacting the economy in many ways.
Such kind of partnership that emphasizes knowledge transfer, innovation and other strategic exchanges is ideal for the growth of businesses. Ultimately, this results in private sector-driven economies. It is an appropriate tool for integration into the global market place.
Partnerships based on such bilateral and multilateral arrangements should be encouraged further.