MINAGRI Signs MoU with Congo Brazzaville

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Honorable Minister Agnes KALIBATA is currently hosting Honorable Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Congo Brazzaville, Mr. Hellot Matson Mampouya. on 12 December 2011 the two Ministers met to sign a MoU between Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville. The purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation within the fishing industry between Congo and Rwanda. It comes at a strategic time after His Excellency President Kagame welcomed President Denis Sassou-Nguesso last month, vowing to strengthen ties between the two nations.

The MoU allows Rwanda to share its experiences in cage and tank fisheries while also helping to improve imports and exports for both nations. Rwanda is growing rapidly in the area of fresh water fish but as a land locked country does not have access to the types of salt-water fish that Congo Brazzaville has. This makes a relationship mutually beneficial, as the two countries can supply what the other lacks.

Hon Minister Kalibata thanked Minister Mampouya for taking the time to visit Rwanda. Also during his stay Minister Mampouva visited various fishing activities across the country. He returns to Congo Brazzaville on Wednesday, 14th December.