Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta is in Congo Brazzaville to participate in the Central African Economic Community meeting which is discussing peace and security in the region.
The meeting is taking place in Congo Brazzaville where it covers topics on peace and security among other issues in the region.
The 20and The meeting is attended by diplomats and leaders in high positions in the community, including His Excellency Ahmad Allam-mi and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.
The president of Dr Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, who is completing his term as head of the African Union, is expected to hand over the chairmanship of the organization to President Dennis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazzaville.
Shakila Mutoni, Director General for Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the annual meeting aims to set the organization’s annual agenda which focuses on security and peace.
“The meeting focuses on restoring peace to the region and reviving economic and development activities.”
In addition, the diplomats discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in restoring peace and stability in the region and a regional collaborative effort in the fight against armed groups.
She added that community budgets are also major topics of the meetings.
According to Mutoni, the Central African Republic has so far praised the community for helping the nation stabilize, especially Rwanda and President Paul Kagame.
The body has 11 member countries which officials say is a big market for Rwandans to trade in the wider market.
According to Umutoni, Rwanda’s membership of regional bodies is an opportunity for any Rwandan who would like to trade in a country like Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Guinea, Chad.
“Thus, membership provides Rwandans with a bigger ground to trade in a bigger market,” she said.
On Monday, Biruta also briefed the Rwandan police operating in Bangui as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, where he recommended that all police officers instill courage, discipline and professionalism in the tasks that are assigned to them.