Africa-Press – Rwanda. The Deputy Minister of Defence, Hon. Jean Muonaowauza Sendeza acompanied by the Commander of Malawi Defence Forces Gen Vincent NUNDWE and a delegation from Malawi arrived yesterday, October 10, 2021 for a weeklong visit.
They held a bilateral defence meeting with Rwanda’s Minister of Defence, Major General Albert Murasira and Chief of Defence Staff, General Jean Bosco Kazura at the Rwanda Defence Force Headquarters, in Kimihurura, Kigali, this morning, October 11, 2021.
“We are here basically to cement our bilateral relations especially in defence cooperation which dates back in 2018 and before. We have been exchanging military personnel in regards to training; some of our military personnel are here in Rwanda even today. I am here with the delegation to cement this strong cooperation,” said Hon Sendeza in an interview after the discussions.
She further noted that such engagements strengthen the already good bilateral cooperation between the defence forces. “We also discussed about Rwanda’s mission in Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique to fight insurgents. The Government of Malawi commends what Rwanda is doing to bring peace in the region and fully support the initiatives taken”.
The Malawi delegation also paid respect to the victims of the Genocide Against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial and toured the Campaign Against Genocide Museum. Before concluding the visit on Thursday 14, the delegation will visit Rwanda Military Academy and Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College in Bugesera and Musanze districts respectively. They also intend to visit a recently constructed IDP project in Musanze district before concluding their visit.