Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo on July 22, 2014 visited more than 100 Rwandan students who are acquiring skills in modern agriculture in Tel Aviv, Israel to witness their new skills.
The group, travelled to Israel in November 2013, to undertake a one-year program in Agriculture studies, focusing on modern agriculture and irrigation technologies.
Mushikiwabo travelled to Israel on a two- day visit to recite bilateral relations with her Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Liberman.
The Minister expressed gratitude to the State and People of Israel for welcoming Rwandan youth in their country and giving them the opportunity to acquire skills that will benefit greatly to their homeland.
She also urged the students to make the most of this program.
“I want to urge you to take advantage of the practical training to learn techniques that will develop agriculture and agri-business back home, taking the example of Israel” Mushikiwabo said.
Last year, President Paul Kagame visited Israel where he discussed with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu further opportunities for partnerships in agriculture, energy and education sectors.
During her visit the minister also held various high level meetings including one with President Shimon Peres.
While touring student’s skills, the minister was accompanied by Amb Benayesh Zevadia, the Israeli Ambassador to Rwanda based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Honorary Consul of Rwanda to Israel, Mr Hezi Bezalel.
The officials toured flowers’ greenhouses where some of the students are undergoing practical training.