In this year's meeting to be held on August 24 in Biarritz in France, Rwanda has been invited. The world's most industrialized and powerful nations have their eyes on Rwanda. By Devdiscourse






As an emerging industrialized nation in the African continent, Rwanda is gradually taking the shape of Singapore of Africa. It's GDP is growing with a growth rate of about 7% that is an ambitious target for developing countries, according to the World Bank. The country is also enjoying political stability comparative to the other countries in the region. Besides, the government has business-friendly policies.        

G7 is a group of seven countries that are the world's most industrialized and developed economies. Their leaders come together annually to discuss important global economic, political, social and security issues. The seven members of the group are France, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

In this year's meeting to be held on August 24 in Biarritz in France, Rwanda has been invited. President of France declared the invitation through a tweet on behalf of G7 countries that gives a message that the world's most industrialized and powerful nations have their eyes on Rwanda in Central and East Africa. This is one of the smallest countries of the African mainland. However, inviting the outside members is not new in G7. The G7 members in their annual meeting invite a growing country out of the group. In 1991 and 1994 Russia was invited and the G7 was changed to G8. But After Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the group suspended Russia's membership.

With the emerging industrialized nation in Africa, Rwanda is gradually taking the shape of Singapore of Africa. It is reaching the target of seven per cent economic growth that is one of the few developing countries able to achieve, according to the World Bank. The country is also enjoying political stability comparatively. Besides, the government has business-friendly policies.

Rwanda has welcomed the invitation to participate to the Group of Seven (G7) summit scheduled to take place in Biarritz – France.

The State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Charge of East African Community Affairs – Olivier Nduhungirehe said the country will have a lot to share to participants. Rwanda will share with the participants its core values and the agenda it is pushing like the women entrepreneurship, digital transformation, biodiversity and the climate, he said.

Rwanda has been invited to G7 as the former African Union chair country. This summit is perceived as an event that intends to "fight inequality".