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By Robert Mugabe
Kigali-Rwanda-The ascent of Turkey, a nation of 74 million with the economy which expanded 9.6 percent in the first nine months of 2011, is forecast to grow more this year than anywhere in the European Union, President Paul Kagame eyes a big opportunity from their private sector.
In his two days visit, tomorrow he’s expected to be in Turkey’s capital Ankara to pursue investors.
The GDP per Capita at current prices in US dollars in Turkey was reported at 8723.41 U.S. dollars in 2009, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In 2015, Turkey’s GDP per Capita at current prices in US dollars is expected to be 11207.95 U.S. dollars. GDP is expressed in current U.S. dollars per person.
Kagame’s plan is to meet private investors to encourage them to invest in regional railway project, food processing, and education. However, a government official told Great lakes Voice that Rwanda is also interested in boosting the tourism sector which Turkey is doing well.
Unconfirmed information from Urugwiro village is believed that some bilateral agreements for partnerships will be signed with Turkey government during Kagame’s visit.
Rwanda’s foreign affairs and cooperation Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo is already in Ankara for Kagame’s trip.