Zim-Rwanda JPCC begins tomorrow
Brian Rungano Temba
Zimbabwe and Rwanda will tomorrow convene their second Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation (JPCC) which seeks to enhance cooperation in the fulfilment of common developmental aspirations between the two nations.
The two-day high-level meeting will be held in Harare and is expected to finalise modalities for cooperation in areas of health, science and technology development, women’s affairs and child development and housing.
In 2021, Rwanda hosted the first Session of the JPCC where six agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding were signed, elevating bilateral relations to a higher level of cooperation.
In a communique, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade spokesperson, Mr Livit Mugejo said the two countries are earmarked to utilise their excellent relations towards bolstering economic diplomacy.
“The convening of the Second Session of the Zimbabwe-Rwanda JPCC reflects the growing ties between the two nations and a desire to have a shared resolve to enhance their cooperation in the fulfilment of common developmental aspirations.
“The two nations have made tremendous strides to consolidate economic gains while riding on the excellent political and diplomatic ties that have escalated over the past five years,” he said.
Rwanda’s delegation will be led by its Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Dr Vincent Biruta, and other top government officials.
“Through the framework of the JPCC, Zimbabwe and Rwanda are expected to finalise modalities for cooperation in areas such as health, science and technology development, women’s affairs and child development and housing.
“The JPCC will further augment the bilateral areas of cooperation which currently include agriculture, exchange of educational personnel and expertise, Information Communication and Technology (ICT), environment and tourism,” reads part of the communique.