Rwanda Opens Embassy in Rabat

The Rwandan embassy in Morocco was inaugurated at a ceremony on Wednesday Jan. 15 in Rabat in an official ceremony attended by Rwandan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe, and Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita.

 

The opening of the Rwandan embassy comes after Morocco opened its diplomatic representation in Kigali in April 2017.

 

Olivier Nduhungirehe underlined the importance of the move for both countries, saying it is part of endeavors to strengthen bilateral relations.

 

The Rwandan official stressed that this embassy will promote the exchange of visits between the peoples of the two countries.

 

It will also help promote business visits, while allowing Moroccan investors to learn about the business climate in Rwanda.

 

For his part, Nasser Bourita said the opening of the Rwandan embassy confirms the positive dynamics witnessed by bilateral relations. He noted that today, 106 foreign embassies are open in Morocco’s capital in addition to representations of regional and international organizations.

 

On Tuesday, the Rwandan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Moroccan Junior Minister for African Cooperation Mohcine Jazouli announced at the end of their talks that Rabat and Kigali have decided to set up a follow-up committee on the implementation of the cooperation agreements signed by the two African countries to give a new momentum to their win-win partnership.

 

This ad-hoc committee will help speed up the implementation of the signed agreements and explore new avenues for expanding cooperation ties.

The two countries also decided to strengthen their multilateral cooperation at the African Union and the United Nations.

The two countries have signed about thirty cooperation agreements, including 23 deals inked in 2016 in the presence of King Mohammed VI and President Paul Kagame.

These agreements aim to step up Moroccan-Rwandan partnership in several sectors, including agro-business, finance, pharmaceutical industry…

During the talks, Jazouli also hailed Rwanda’s stand on the Sahara issue, backing a peaceful resolution to this regional conflict within the frame of the United Nations.

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