Armenia, through Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF), one of the largest incubators of technology companies and consulting firms in the country, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Africa Center of Smart Africa Alliance based in Rwanda. The two new partners agreed on the establishment of cooperation in the fields of high technology, engineering and education.
The signing of the partnership agreement took place on 7 April 2019, during an official visit by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to Rwanda. During this trip, he met Lacina Koné, the director general of the Smart Africa secretariat, with whom he had previously discussed possibilities of organizing events in the two countries for the development of the technologies of the information, telecommunications, high technologies and innovations.
Amaliya Yegoyan, head of the business development department of the Enterprise Incubator Foundation, said that this “cooperation paves the way for the implementation of joint innovation and research programs between Armenia and Rwanda, as well as in the field of high technology and engineering, which will boost relations between universities and business contacts. “
Prior to Rwanda, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan first traveled to Ethiopia on April 3, 2019, where the Enterprise Incubator Foundation signed a memorandum of cooperation in ICT with the computer science department of Addis Ababa University. The agreement followed the exchange between Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology Getahun Mekuria on collaboration between the two countries in the areas of innovation and technology. information technology.