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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rwanda Gets Grant from Belgium

Rwanda is to receive a package of 160 million euros from its four year cooperation programme with the government of Belgium. According to the Belgian Ambassador to Rwanda Yvo Goemans the pledge will mainly go towards the improvement of the decentralization, health and energy sectors in the country.
He further said that the signing of the deal will be done in Kigali Wednesday by Rwanda’s finance minister John Rwangombwa and the Belgian minister in charge of cooperation Olivier Chastel.

This deal comes in spite of past frictions that have been going on between the two governments, like when some members of the Belgian parliament accused the government of Rwanda of not respecting the international standards and of not having democracy.

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