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Japan and Rwanda have renewed their partnership and commitment to Rwanda’s technological transformation through an agreement aimed at promoting cooperation in ICT.

Signed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC), and Rwanda’s Information Technology and Communications (MiTEC), the deal seeks to promote knowledge sharing in the areas of innovative technologies, services, and applications.

“This deal will consolidate the existing cooperation between the two countries in terms of exchanging experts, professionals, delegations, and visits.”, Masahiko Tominaga, the Japanese vice Minister of MIC said.

“This will be a key component of fostering human resource development. These activities will strengthen relationships between governmental agencies, industrial sectors and academic organizations of both countries”, he continued.

The Rwandan Minister for ITC, Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, said that several Japanese companies are opening shop in Rwanda, and others have entered partnerships with local firms. He said that Japan has offered more than 40 scholarships to Rwandan students in the field of ICT. This new deal, he says, will open more doors in those areas.

This new partnership makes Japan among the leading development partners in the ICT cluster in Rwanda.