Kigali, 16 October 2012

President Kagame today received credentials of six envoys accredited to the Republic of Rwanda, during a special accreditation ceremony organized at Urugwiro Village. The new envoys include that of Nigeria, who will be the first Nigerian envoy resident in Kigali, South Africa, South Korea, Italy, Ethiopia and India.

Speaking to the Press after presenting their credentials, the new envoys expressed their commitment to strengthen the existing relationship between Rwanda and their respective countries.


Ambassador Ayibakuro Peter Ogidi-Oke, the new Nigerian High Commissioner to Rwanda said his country shared a lot with Rwanda and that there were numerous experiences to share in order to boost progress in both countries.

The new South African envoy to Rwanda, High Commissioner George Nkosinati Twala said that during his tour of duty, he will focus on taking the already cordial relationship between South Africa and Rwanda a step further:

“South Africa and Rwanda are very similar in any way you look at it. We both have a dark and bright side. Rwanda’s recovery in such a short time is something that any nation in the world would like to learn from and South Africa is no exception.”

Italian envoy, Stefano Antonio Dejak whose residence will be in Uganda said that with European economies facing problems, emerging economies like Rwanda will be the next investment destination and said he would play a role in interesting Italian investors to invest in Rwanda.