Rwandan ministers of health, trade and local government and their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) met on Thursday in Rwanda’s border town Rubavu to discuss joint cross-border cooperation.

Both countries are looking forward to strengthening COVID-19 surveillance, information sharing during cross-border trade to avoid further spread of the virus within the two neighboring countries, Rwandan minister of health Daniel Ngamije told Rwanda Television (RTV) in an interview on the sidelines of the meeting.

“The meeting is important in the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19 during cross border trade between DRC and Rwanda. We are looking forward to a common understanding to address the pandemic together,” DRC’s deputy minister of internal affairs Innocent Bokele Walaka, who was leading the DRC delegation, told RTV.

As of Wednesday evening, Rwanda reported a total of 346 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 245 recoveries. Enditem

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