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Minister of State in Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, James Kabarebe, held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Silvio José Albuquerque Silva, Ambassador of Brazil to Rwanda, who resides in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, via X, stated that their discussion focused on exploring ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Ambassador Silvio José Albuquerque Silva was also received by Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. They explored avenues for collaboration spanning agriculture, trade, and air services, among other key sectors.

Diplomatic cooperation between Rwanda and Brazil began in 1981. In 2019, the two countries signed an agreement to cooperate in air travel known as the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA).

Starting in 2022, Rwanda began importing wheat from Brazil after its imports from Ukraine decreased. It also imports a significant amount of sugar from Brazil.

In October 2023, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Vincent Biruta, made a visit to Brazil to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

In December 2023, the Office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda announced that Lawrence Manzi was appointed Ambassador of Rwanda to Brazil, becoming the first Ambassador in that country.

Minister of State James Kabarebe held a bilateral meeting with H.E. Silvio José Albuquerque e Silva, Ambassador of Brazil to Rwanda, with residence in Nairobi, Kenya.

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