The Moroccan Minister of International Cooperation attended the Rwandan celebrations on behalf of King Mohammed VI, marking the growing bond between the two nations.
Rabat – Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, attended the celebration of Rwanda’s 25th Liberation Day, on July 4.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “together we prosper.”
Bourrita travelled to Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, to celebrate the anniversary of the end of the 100 day genocide of the Tutsi minority in 1994. This terrible episode in Rwanda’s recent history claimed the lives of more than one million people and forced many more to flee.
Morocco’s presence at the celebration represents the strong bond of friendship between the kingdom and the Rwandan people
Several African heads of state, including the Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe, Hage Gottfried Geingob of Namibia; and Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic, joined the Moroccan minister at the celebrations.
Bourrita’s attendance comes just months after Rwandan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Richard Sezibera’s visit to Morocco in March 2019.
During his visit, the Rwandan minister chaired the first session of the Morocco-Rwanda High Joint Commission.
Sezibera and his Moroccan counterpart, Bourrita, also signed several agreements for ongoing cooperation, including a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in trade, aimed at encouraging trade between the two countries.
The strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries was also bolstered by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in the area of environment and sustainable development.