Statement of solidarity with the People’s Republic of China


Kigali 31 January 2020 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Vincent Biruta met His Excellency Rao Hongwei, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Rwanda, to express solidarity with the people and Government of China on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Minister Biruta said: “We have expressed our appreciation to China on their handling of the coronavirus outbreak and their support to foreign nationals including Rwandans living in Hubei Province. We remain confident in China’s ability to manage this outbreak and contribution to a coordinated global mechanism.”

The Minister also thanked the Ambassador for support and provision of food and basic necessities given to the 155 Rwandans living in Hubei province, by the local authorities in collaboration with the Embassy of Rwanda in Beijing.

Rwanda continues to monitor the outbreak in partnership with China, the World Health Organization, and other stakeholders.