Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Four New Envoys present Copies of Credentials to Minister Mushikiwabo

Kigali, 22 January 2017 – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, received copies of credentials of 4 newly accredited Ambassadors endorsed to represent their countries in Rwanda. The new Envoys who presented their credentials included Therese Samaria, High Commissioner of Namibia to Rwanda, Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah Al-Takkawi, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Rwanda, Sara Hradecky, High Commissioner of Canada to Rwanda and Kim Eung-joong, Ambassador of Korea to Rwanda.

The new envoys committed to working towards ameliorating cooperation and relationship between Rwanda and their respective countries.

High Commissioner Therese Samaria stated that she would love to see Rwanda and Namibia do partnership in areas like exporting food from Rwanda. She also stated the fact that Rwandair flying to Namibia would facilitate trade and tourism. Amb. Samaria and Minister Mushikiwabo further discussed cooperation in domains such as Education, ICT and a possible General Cooperation Agreement.  

The Ambassador of UAE to Rwanda, Amb. Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah Al-Takkawi, thanked Rwanda for the support in the decision for UAE to host Expo 2020. An invitation to the President of Rwanda has already been received. During talks with Minister Mushikiwabo, he revealed that a resident Ambassador is under consideration and that there could be possibilities of explore an agreement on the exemption of visas

The High Commissioner of Canada announced that the Canadian government will soon announce their development agenda. Women and Girls are expected to be at the heart of it. High Commissioner Sara Hradecky, later said that she had meeting with the CEO of  Rwandair on the possibility of acquiring new bombardier aircrafts. Ambassador Hradecky later informed Minister Mushikiwabo that there was a motion passed for "A national day" in remembrance of the Genocide in Rwanda.

Ambassador Kim Eung-joong expressed satisfaction in the beneficial relationship between Rwanda and Korea. He further stated that both countries could explore more exchanges in the areas of defense and more work in rural development.

Minister Mushikiwabo wished the new envoys success in their new capacity and ensured them of the Rwandan side’s full support.


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