Minister Biruta welcomes USA Secretary of State Antony Blinken

In a press conference on the occasion of the visit of the USA Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Minister Vincent Biruta said the visit is an opportunity to enhance bilateral cooperation between the US and Rwanda, and discuss matters of mutual interest, both and global.

“At the bilateral level, we appreciated our substantial cooperation in various sectors including defence and security, trade and investment, peacekeeping and health”, said Minister Biruta.

On the insecurity in Eastern DRC, the very real consequences for Rwanda, Minister Biruta reaffirmed Rwanda’s support to regional efforts including the Nairobi and Luanda initiatives, towards peace and stability. He also recalled the need to eradicate all irregular armed groups operating in Eastern DRC, including the FDLR and its factions, also noting the resurgence of hate speech, public incitement and genocidal ideology in DRC. (End)