Kigali, 20 February 2012

President Kagame today received the outgoing Ambassador of Israel to Rwanda, Oded Ben-Haim. Ambassdor Ben-Haim, who is based in Addis Ababa has served as his country’s envoy since April 2009.

Rwanda and Israel enjoy good bilateral relations, with Israel providing training to Rwandan officials mainly in areas including security, ICT, agriculture and the health.

President Kagame visited Israel in 2008 to attend the commemoration of the state’s 60th anniversary. In the same year, the two countries signed a joint declaration to promote trade and investment, on which further economic cooperation is being developed.