Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed (left) and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda
Beijing, September 1, 2018 – Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today met President Paul Kagame of Rwanda ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit (FOCAC) in Beijing, China.
“We had a very important discussion” said Prime Minister Dr Abiy after the meeting.
“The discussion focused on how to defend the interest of Africa,” he told Fana Television.
Commenting on the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) which will be hosted by Rwanda next week, the Premier said “the forum is very important and our ministers will attend the event.”
The forum will deliberate on ways to boost agricultural productivity in the African continent, he noted.
During his stay in Beijing, Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed is also expected to discuss with Chinese President and Premier Xi Jinping and Li Keqian, respectively, on the sidelines of the Forum.
This year’s Beijing FOCAC summit is themed as win-win cooperation and joining hands to build a closer community with a shared future for China and Africa.
Founded 18 years ago, FOCAC serves as the key platform for the collective dialogue and cooperation between China and African countries.