A CONVERSATION WITH H.E. VINCENT BIRUTA, FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA - Known as one of the countries which set up the most severe COVID-19 restrictions systems, Rwanda seemed to have achieved a solid economic recovery and have reconnected with the path of development. As a growing regional power, the country still faces domestic political challenges and persistent security instability in the Great Lakes. This Africa Center event featured Dr. Vincent Biruta, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda, following his visit to Washington D.C., on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022. The discussion included exchanges on the relations between Rwanda and the US, its partnership with international financial institutions, Rwanda’s role in the Great Lakes and at the continental level. With our experts and fellows, the conversation brought thoughts around the consequences of the Ukrainian war on Africa and the ways the African Union addresses the new global order.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 3/30/2022