Chinese vice Minister of Foreign Affairs is expected in the country for a three day visit beginning January 25, 2010.
Zhai Jun is expected to hold bilateral talks with Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo.
The Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, Sun Shuzhong, confirmed the visit saying; “He will arrive here on January 25 and stay until 27 and will meet with the Foreign Affairs Minister.”
Zhai Jun is the vice Foreign Minister in charge of African affairs.
Rwanda and China have signed several bilateral cooperation pacts in the past and are working to strengthen their bilateral relations.
During a two-day bilateral summit held in Beijing late last year, the world’s most populous nation gave Rwanda interest-free loans amounting to $37 million, most of which was meant to fund the Kigali road network rehabilitation project.
The summit was in the framework of the “Joint Committee on Economic, Technical and Trade Cooperation” between the two governments and was also part of the routine bilateral summits held every two years.