A director at the Institute of West Asian & African Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Dr. He Wenping, has hailed the prevailing good relations between Rwanda and China.
Wenping, who is in charge of African Studies, made the observation while presenting a paper on China-Africa Relations in the Era of Globalization during a public lecture at Kigali Institute of Education (KIE).
Addressing the lecture, organised by Confucius Chinese language Institute, Dr. Wenpig said that the future of Rwanda-China relations is bright.
She revealed that the youth are the driving force for taking forward this relationship.
“However, there is a need to establish an economic and promotion centre in both countries in order to expand and strengthen economic cooperation as well as people-to-people and cultural exchanges,” Wenping added.
“Learning Chinese is the key for grasping the historic opportunity and building the bridge between China and Rwanda, language barrier is one of the biggest challenges, Chinese youth should learn English, French and Kinyarwanda as well”
She added that China plans to launch a China-Africa joint research and exchange program to increase exchanges and cooperation, share development experience, and provide intellectual support for formulating better cooperation policies by the two countries.