The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame during his meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the sidelines of the 28th AU Summit on Tuesday (January 31, 2017) said the relation between Ethiopia and Rwanda is so strong that it is one based on solidarity and fraternity, adding that this can "surpass insurmountable challenges". He further said Rwanda enjoys the sympathy and support from Friends like Ethiopia.
The two leaders discussed on a range of issues including regional, continental and international issues of mutual interest.
President Kagame noted the achievements registered in both Ethiopia and Rwanda as well as the socio-economic problems facing the two countries and the efforts to address them are all in the right track. Luckily, the two countries are among the top growing economies, the President underlined.
Kagame added Ethiopia and Rwanda would further work closely to embark on the continuous improvements of the rural as well as the pro-poor policies and practices of the two nations.
Prime Minister Hailemariam praised Kagame for the "concern and close follow up" of the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
He said the development witnessed by countries in East Africa is mentioned by various organs as exemplary to other parts of Africa, further pointing out that many associate this with the development in the Far East Asian countries.