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The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Korea today signed a framework arrangement on a grant aid for the year 2014 worth approximately 25 million US dollars.

Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and the S. Korean Ambassador
Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and the S. Korean Ambassador  to Rwanda Hwang Soon Taik 

The arrangement is in the framework of promoting poverty reduction and the sustainable social economic development of Rwanda through grant aid as well as to further strengthen the friendly relations existing between the two countries.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Rwanda’s minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo commended Korea’s continued contribution to the social economic development of Rwandan citizens.

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to what Korea is doing to Rwandan citizens. This arrangement promoting civil service, technical and capacity development is a vital support to our civil servants and our community.” Minister Mushikiwabo said.

Minister Mushikiwabo further mentioned that Rwanda-Korea relationships have grown beyond grants and aid as well as exchange of official visits.

“Arrangement is only part of much bigger relationshipsBeyond money and grants we value more the friendship – We are proud that our ties are not only about government or  officials’ visits – we have seen a big number of Korean investors coming to invest in Rwanda” Minister Mushikiwabo said.

On behalf of Korean government, Korea’s Ambassador to Rwanda Hwang Soon Taik saluted Rwanda’s achievements, 20 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, as well as the stage of cooperation between the two countries.

 “The signed grant aid arrangement is quite little – but for us we want to deliver our heart, knowledge and experience to the people of Rwanda” Said Amb. Hwang.

In accordance to the signed arrangement, a number of grant aid programs shall be implemented in the year 2014.

The key programs include Human Resources Development for Civil Service Capacity

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