Abdullah opens UAE Embassy in Rwanda

KIGALI: Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has opened the UAE Embassy premises in Kigali during his state visit to Rwanda.

“The opening of the embassy translates the UAE’s keenness to boost cooperation with Rwanda across different fields,” said Shaikh Abdullah after the inauguration of the new premises in the presence of Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.


The Rwandan top diplomat expressed satisfaction with the establishment of the UAE Embassy, which comes as a step forward on the path to cultivate more fruitful relations between the two friendly countries, she said.

Attending the inauguration were Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Abdullah Mohammad Al Tikawi, the UAE Non-resident Ambassador to Rwanda, along with a number of Arab ambassadors accredited to the African country.

Meanwhile, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda received Shaikh Abdullah and discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations and develop joint cooperation. They also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern and discussed the latest developments in the region.

Shaikh Abdullah stressed the UAE’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Rwanda and all African Union countries.

Shaikh Abdullah also held discussions with Mushikiwabo. Rwanda’s ministers, Dr Eugene Mutimura, Minister of Education; Hon Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, Minister of Information Technology and Communication; and Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community, were also present.

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing and developing them for the benefit of the two friendly countries, especially cooperation in the economic, investment and educational fields. They also discussed the latest developments in the region.

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