RPF hosts high level delegation from Chinese top think tank

A high level delegation from the highly respected think tank, the China Institute for Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), is in the country at the invitation of RPF-Inkotanyi.

Led by Dr JI Zhiye, the delegation is looking at among others, analyzing Rwanda’s transformation journey in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

CICIR is affiliated to the Communist Party of China, the Chinese ruling party, which has enjoyed special relations with the RPF Inkotanyi for at least 20 years.

“On agenda for our visit are two issues; one is to formalize the Rwanda-China relations and get to fully sink into President Paul Kagame’s vision for his African Union Chairmanship ahead of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit to be held in Beijing next September.”

“This year, China will receive many African leaders in Beijing for the FOCAC summit and as the AU Chairperson, President Kagame, we very much want to hear his ideas on this FOCAC summit,” Zhiye said Thursday after paying a courtesy call to the RPF Secretary General Francois Ngarambe.

The meeting, which was held at the RPF Headquarters in Rusororo, was followed by a high level roundtable discussion between the delegation and commissioners of RPF.

Reacting to the visit, the Commissioner for Political Mass Mobilisation, Wellars Gasamagera said that the two parties have had several reciprocal visits to respective countries and sharing experience especially in governance, which was the context of this delegation’s visit.


“We continue to engage on different issues but focusing on CPC’s socialism governance model—which has emphasized on homegrown solutions; an approach that Rwanda considers so fundamental to deliver citizens to sustainable development,” he said. 

Gasamagera also mentioned that CPC’s mutual respect towards other political parties in China is another value that RPF has embraced through the consensual democratic dispensation it has chosen.


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