Quotable: Rwanda's president on government's relationship with the private sector

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Quotable: Rwanda's president on government's relationship with the private sector

"Government shouldn't compete with the private sector and private doesn't compete with the government -- they are partners; they need to work together."

- Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, who aims to raise the country to middle income status by 2020.

"We need to work together by showing those benefits that accrue through the private sector through the activities within the population," continued Kagame, in an interview with Wired Magazine UK. "But we also on the side of government need to be sensitive to some of the bottlenecks that are there that we can help get out of the way, to allow businesses to thrive."

Rwanda has moved from 54th to 32nd on the World Bank's 2014 "Doing Business" rankings, putting it just three spots behind Switzerland.

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