|Cooperation between Yiwu and Kicukiro|
On November 13, a cooperation agreement was signed between Yiwu and Kicukiro District of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The two sides will strengthen exchanges in economy, trade, culture, tourism, and other aspects to realize mutually beneficial development and share opportunities in the new era.
In recent years, Yiwu and Rwanda have exchanged frequent import and export trade, and the imports from Rwanda have been increasing year after year. Specifically, imports in the first three quarters of this year increased by 1384.31% year-on-year. In 2019, Commodities City Group and related companies set up a headquarters in Rwanda, which helped Rwanda establish a world electronic trade platform, Rwanda Digital Trade Center (also known as Yiwu Global Innovation Center), in which a showroom themed “Take You to China” was also opened.
The cooperation agreement aimed at enhancing international exchanges and cooperation, and promoting investment and bilateral trade between these two cities. Rwanda will soon open a national pavilion in Yiwu to showcase Rwanda’s high-quality products and sell them to the world through Yiwu’s platform. (By Wang Zhijian, translated by Wei Han, edited by Kendra Fiddler)
此次双方签署合作协议，旨在推进城市间国际交流合作，促进投资和双边贸易互联互通。卢旺达近期将在义乌开设国家馆，展示卢旺达优质产品，并通过义乌平台销往中国乃至全世界。 （记者 王志坚）