Rwanda to open an embassy in Morocco

(with MAP)
King Mohammed VI and Rwandan President Paul Kagame. / Ph. DR
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The Republic of Rwanda has decided to open an embassy in Morocco, the Rwandan Prime Minister’ office said Tuesday in a statement quoted by MAP.

«The Rwandan President, His Excellency Paul Kagame, has appointed Sheikh Saleh Habimana as Rwanda's new ambassador to Rabat», the same source said.

The former Mufti of the Republic of Rwanda (2001-2011), Sheikh Saleh Habimana was until his new appointment Rwanda’s ambassador to Egypt, where he will be replaced by Alfred Kalisa.

The new appointment comes just days after the Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita visited Kigali. During this visit the minister delivered a message from King Mohammed VI to the Rwandan president.

Relations between Morocco and the Republic of Rwanda have seen a turning point after the visits made by President Paul Kagame to Morocco in June 2016 and by King Mohammed VI to Rwanda in October of the same year.

During the royal visit to Kigali, 23 bilateral agreements were signed in order to contribute to the development of the two countries.

In March, a series of bilateral agreements covering several areas were signed between Rabat and Kigali.

The Rwandan government has also announced the creation of two new embassies in Qatar and Ghana.

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