Islamabad (Staff Report): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, in a diplomatic outreach to strengthen Pakistan’s engagement with the African continent, extended an invitation to Rwanda to establish its diplomatic mission in Islamabad.

This momentous step was taken during a high-level meeting between Prime Minister Kakar and a delegation from the Senate of Rwanda, led by Senate President Dr. Kalinda François-Xavier.

Pakistan’s vision is to bolster its ties with African nations, with a particular focus on trade, investment, information technology (IT), agriculture, and people-to-people exchanges. Notably, Pakistan had already opened its diplomatic mission in Kigali in 2021, underlining its commitment to expanding its diplomatic footprint in Africa.

Prime Minister Kakar expressed his satisfaction at the amicable and cordial relations between Pakistan and Rwanda. He emphasized the importance of parliamentary exchanges in enhancing mutual understanding and collaboration between the two countries. Prime Minister Kakar warmly welcomed the historic visit by the President of the Senate of Rwanda and commended Rwanda’s remarkable economic growth achievements in recent years.

In response, the President of the Senate of Rwanda expressed gratitude for the warm reception received by the delegation in Islamabad. During their stay, the Rwanda Senate delegation conducted valuable meetings with parliamentarians, government officials, and representatives from the private sector, further strengthening the bonds between the two nations.

The visit of the Rwanda Senate delegation is a significant step in the ongoing collaboration between Pakistan and Rwanda and is conducted at the invitation of the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan.

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