We are committed to making Rwanda a vibrant destination for business. The countries in OECD have more experience than we have. This has made business in those countries vibrant, created wealth, economies have grown. We want to learn from them as part of our journey as we create wealth through business and trade,” he said.
As a member of OECD, Rwanda would also be in a better position to mobilise investments from member countries.
Sezibera is optimistic that Rwanda will receive approval of membership on application. It is still unclear when the formal application will be made but preparatory works have been ongoing.
Rwanda- South Africa relations
Sezibera also commented on the relations between Rwanda and South Africa which have been somewhat frosty for the last three years or so, which has seen Rwandans unable to access South African visas.
He said that the ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two nations were yet to meet over normalising bilateral relations as instructed by the Heads of State in March this year.
However, he noted, a meeting was being arranged in the coming days.
During the meeting, the ministers are expected to highlight issues that have complicated relations between the two countries as well as come up with remedies.
“There has been no discussions so far apart from the meeting of two Heads of State. My counterpart and I were tasked to discuss ways of restoring our relations. This has nothing to do with suspected (Rwanda) criminals (living in South Africa),”