The Korean ambassador to Rwanda, Kim Eung-joong, on Thursday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi with whom he discussed the need for the two countries to further enhance bilateral cooperation.
Briefing the media on what transpired during the meeting, Stella Ford Mugabo, the Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs, said that the two discussed how to scale up investments between Rwanda and South Korea, capacity building programmes, as well as development of Rwanda’s ICT sector.
“They underlined the need to further our cooperation in the area of education, especially through capacity building which would see our teachers continue to receive training from South Korea particularly in the field of technology,” the minister said.
The envoy also pledged to encourage more Korean businesses to invest in Rwanda, she added.
“The other issue discussed was supporting Rwanda to develop its ICT infrastructure,” she said.
Amb. Kim also promised to help organise trips for Rwandan investors to visit South Korea and explore the business opportunities there so they can also identify which areas to invest in, Mugabo said.
He also promised to help create strong ties between Rwandan and Korean private sectors, the minister added.
“The ambassador is happy with the level of cooperation between the two countries and appreciated that it keeps getting better. He also said that he will make sure that the projects that were started in Rwanda by South Korea continue,” she said.
According to Mugabo, premier Murekezi, on his part, asked the envoy to encourage South Koreans to invest in the country, especially through the supporting the Made-in-Rwanda drive.
Mugabo noted that the South Korea has been very supportive to the Rwandan government, citing Olleh Rwanda (wholesalers of 4G internet) among the investments supported by the Koreans.
She also said the Asian country support’s Rwanda’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme, especially at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centres (IPRCs) level.
Kim started his tour of duty in Kigali in January.