ETHIOPIAN PRIME MINISTER CONCLUDES VISIT TO RWANDA WITH SIGNING OF 11 AGREEMENTS
(Posted 30th April 2017)
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn signed a series of bilateral agreements at the end of the three day state visit before they both participated in Umuganda, where they helped with the construction of a secondary school library building.Among the bilateral agreements were such covering extradition, legal assistance, communications but also tourism, a sector where Rwanda has excelled in past years and where Ethiopia has been facing challenges to grow the industry to its full potential.
The two countries already cooperation in the field of aviation where RwandAir is using the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy to train pilots, cabin crew and technicians and is using the Ethiopian Airlines maintenance facilities to service some of their aircraft instead of sending them overseas for mandatory maintenance.
A former Ethiopian Airlines CEO Girma Wake is in fact the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RwandAir, a further sign of close cooperation in the aviation industry.