President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda's institutions shall work with partners to facilitate more private investment in the region.
He made the remarks ahead of the Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) slated for next month in Kigali.
"Regional integration is crucial for Africa's development. We fully believe that the summit will expedite investment and prosperity through regional projects which will result into social and economic development for our people," said President Kagame.
The summit will engage the private sector on the tripartite free trade area (TFTA) initiative, and explore how public and private sectors can collaborate to realize the aspiration of Africa's largest single market.
"We have worked for two years with the TGAIS and want to optimize the potential of what this summit can bring to Rwanda and our region. I am therefore delighted to welcome you to 2016 TGAIS in Kigali and urge you to join us on this exciting journey of Africa's of economic growth and development," Mr. Kagame added.
Over 900 delegates are expected to attend the summit from September 5-6. It will be officially opened by the President himself.
Initially, the summit was to be held at the Kigali Convention Centre but according to the organizers - RDB and the Government - the venue has been changed to the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. This is due to the growing number of delegates registering.