Rwanda x Barbados Investment Forum Nov-2022- Kigali

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Rwanda and Barbados took further steps to strengthen trade and investment relations at the Rwanda x Barbados Investment Forum that took place in Kigali yesterday.

The forum organised by RDB, in partnership with Invest Barbados and Export Barbados had Rwandan and Barbadian government and private sector officials participate and explore ways they can create synergies together.

“We have come this far in order to strengthen our economic ties & take a few steps further along the lines of shaping destiny, building economic resilience & beginning a pathway towards prosperity for our people.” – Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, Barbados Minister of Foreign Affairs.

On her part, RDB CEO, Clare Akamanzi ommended the fast steps that have been taken to strengthen economic relations between the two countries and noted that Rwanda will be looking to tap into the more advanced economic sectors of Barbados such as tourism and financial services.

“Usually when you look at the map, you think that Barbados is very far from Rwanda but I must say, the more we work together and collaborate, somehow that distance begins to reduce.” – RDB CEO, Clare Akamanzi noted.

“We view your nation as an incredible source of investment and trade. Our differences in geographical size or language are really no hindrances. Rwanda already has a strong agricultural base and this is an area that we can explore for our mutual benefit. Barbados has placed high priority on the matter of food security, and a non-traditional source market is a major plus. I am sure that there is much that we can learn from you.” – Invest Barbados CEO, Ms. Kaye-Anne Greenidge said.

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