The Egyptian government has donated medicine estimated at Frw33 million (USD60,000) to support two districts that were recently affected by an earthquake.
While presenting the donations to the Ministry of Health at Egyptian Embassy in Kacyiru during the weekend, the Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Ramy said his country is always ready to lend a hand to Rwanda as a brotherly country.
“The medicine is from the government of Egypt to the Rwandan government as a way of responding towards requirements created after the earthquake,” Kandif said.
“We contacted the Minister of Foreign Affairs and responded this way. It is a token of friendship and we hope to do the best in this regard,” he said. The Egyptian fund for technical cooperation with Africa department established in 1980 under the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, last year supplied fifteen loaded trucks of food to support Rwandan returnees from Tanzania.
The same cooperation arranges training courses for African countries in several fields. Kandif proposed that Rwanda should have more cooperation in pharmaceutical issues because Egypt has advanced in that sector.
A representative of the Ministry of Health thanked the Egyptian government saying it had at different times responded positively towards the needs of Rwandans.