An interesting precedent on the African continent: Congo and Rwanda sign agricultural land concession agreement
The Republic of Congo and Rwanda have signed two memorandums of understanding and a concession agreement in the agricultural field.
The agreements were part of documents signed during Rwandan President Paul Kagame's 3-day state visit to Brazzaville that took place in mid-April.
Congo will reportedly grant Rwanda 12,000 hectares of exploitable land in at least three departments in the south of the country. The duration of the concession has not been specified.
Congo has 10 to 12 million hectares of arable land, of which less than 5% is used for food crops.
An agreement to remove double taxation and visa requirements to ease trade between both countries is a significant expansion to the development of bilateral ties. Both countries have also signed agreements regarding military, education and land management at the time.