Kagame meets Dutch co-operation minister

Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday received the Dutch co-operation minister Eveline Harfkens at State House in Kigali.
"Talks between President Kagame and the Dutch minister focussed on bilateral co-operation between Rwanda and the Netherlands, development issues in Rwanda and the conflicts in the Great Lakes region," said a press release issued after the audience.
According to the release, Kagame emphasised Rwanda's commitment to the full implementation of the Lusaka Agreement.
The Rwandan leader also expressed appreciation for the Dutch government's continued support for vital institutions in Rwanda, the statement indicated.
On her part, the Dutch official said she was impressed by Rwanda's socio-economic recovery since the 1994 genocide.
The Netherlands government has provided a total of 134.
41 million US dollars to Rwanda since 1995.
This was used as budgetary support for the rehabilitation of the judiciary and to prop-up the administration as well as in the reconstruction of infrastructure.
The Netherlands also assisted in the repatriation and resettlement of refugees, provided support for the education and health sectors, as well as agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry.

24 october 2001 19:47:00

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