The Republic of Rwanda has decided to open soon its embassy in Morocco, an official statement from the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday.
“The Rwandan President, His Excellency Paul Kagame, has made the appointment of Sheikh Saleh Habimana as Rwanda’s new ambassador to Rabat,” the statement said.
Former Mufti of the Republic of Rwanda (2001-2011), Sheikh Saleh Habimana was, until his new appointment, ambassador to Egypt, where he will be replaced by Alfred Kalisa.
The new appointment comes just days after the visit to Kigali by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Nasser Bourita, during which he delivered a message from King Mohammed VI to the Rwandan president.
Relations between Morocco and the Republic of Rwanda have been 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 both countries.
Last March, a series of bilateral agreements covering several areas were signed between Rabat and Kigali as part of the first session of the Great Joint Commission between the two countries.
The Rwandan government has also announced the creation of two new embassies in Qatar and Ghana, bringing to 39 the number of Rwandan diplomatic representations abroad, including 16 in Africa.