Rwanda and Congo review the 4th JPC resolutions
Kigali, 04 April, 2017- In view of implementing the resolutions of the fourth Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) between Rwanda and Congo, members of the steering committee met to assess the progress of those resolutions.
The meeting was co-chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Claude Nikobisanzwe and his counterpart Cyprien Sylvestre Mamina.
During the two-day session which ended on 4thApril, 2017, experts from various sectors in the two countries reviewed the implementation status of the recommendations made after the 4th JPC held from 27thto 29thJuly 2016 in Rubavu with the aim of boosting ties.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda, Claude Nikobisanzwe appreciated the progress already made in the implementation of various agreed fields.
He stated:”In the field of political and diplomatic consultations, the two countries are satisfied by the permanent consultations. Likewise, in the field of air transport and trade, experts of the two countries met regularly and have registered eminent progress”.
Concerning areas where progress is poor, Nikobisanzwe requested stakeholders to double efforts so that all fields be as effective as recommended by the Heads of States of both countries.
The Secretary General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Congo, Cyprien Sylvestre Mamina explained that the steering committee was established to the help the implementation and to take different perspectives toward various recommendations.
He stated that the steering committee has a difficult mission to achieve. “This is a difficult work, because we take a long short. It requires sagacity, vigilance and courage”.
Rwanda and Congo cooperate and operate through joint permanent commissions (JPC). During the last JPCs, agreements in many sectors including: trade, finances, economy tourism, environment and sanitation, legal and extradition treaty, air transport, health, agriculture and animal resources, energy, ICT, gender, police, culture and sports were signed.