The new 5-year country program framework spells out cooperation in industrial policy and support to special economic zones, agro-value addition and food processing, human capital for industrialization and economic transformation, environment management as well as energy development.
It is expected to contribute to Rwanda’s development program underlined in Vision 2020 and its development blueprint, the Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy.
The agreement was signed between Francois Kanimba, Rwanda’s minister of Trade and Industry and LiYong.
“Rwanda is increasingly becoming a model in development, with this program Rwanda will set another example in industrialization,” Li noted.
During his visit, Li and his delegation are set to discuss issues of technical cooperation between Rwanda and UNIDO in the context of the adoption of the 2030 sustainable development agenda.
While in Rwanda, Li is also expected to meet with the president Kagame, and other government officials, technical and financial partners, the private sector and the United Nations country team in Rwanda. He will also tour Rwanda’s special economic zone.
Minister Kanimba said Rwanda’s institutions were ready to take advantage of the new cooperation to reduce unemployment rates in the country. Enditem