Kigali, Rwanda – (African Boulevard News) – The United Kingdom and Rwanda are leading the way in global migration, according to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Sunak made this statement after a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagamé at Downing Street in London.
The talks between the two leaders focused on strengthening cooperation between the UK and Rwanda in various sectors, including migration and economic development. Sunak praised Rwanda’s efforts in promoting economic growth and stability, which has led to a significant reduction in poverty levels.
“We are both committed to creating sustainable economic growth and ensuring that people have access to opportunities. Rwanda’s achievements in reducing poverty and promoting economic development are impressive. This is why the UK is looking to work more closely with Rwanda to create a better future for our citizens,” Sunak said.
The UK and Rwanda have been working together on various migration initiatives. In 2021, the UK launched the Migration Partnership Framework with Rwanda to address shared challenges and find solutions to migration issues. The partnership aims to increase cooperation in areas such as border management, legal migration, and return and reintegration.
“Rwanda is a critical partner for the UK in terms of migration. We have a shared interest in ensuring that migration is safe and legal. Our partnership with Rwanda is focused on delivering concrete outcomes that benefit both our countries,” Sunak added.
President Kagamé welcomed the UK’s commitment to collaboration, emphasizing the importance of working together to address global challenges.
“Rwanda values its partnership with the UK, and we are committed to working together to build a better future for our people. As we face various challenges like climate change and migration, it is important that we work together to find solutions and make progress,” Kagamé said.
The meeting between Sunak and Kagamé highlights the importance of cooperation between the UK and African countries in tackling global issues like migration and economic development. With the UK hosting the COP26 climate conference in November, it is crucial that countries work together to find ways to reduce carbon emissions and protect the planet.
As the UK and Rwanda continue to strengthen their partnership, it is hoped that their efforts will inspire other countries to collaborate and make progress in addressing global challenges.