A statement from the republic said that the president appointed Sheikh Saleh Habimana as Rwanda’s new ambassador to Rabat.
Rabat – The Republic of Rwanda announced its decision to open an embassy in Morocco .
A statement from the African country said that The Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, has appointed Sheikh Saleh Habimana as Rwanda’s new ambassador to Morocco.
Rabat and Kigali established diplomatic relations in 2017. Sheikh Saleh will be the first Rwandan ambassador to Morocco.
The countries established diplomatic ties following King Mohammed VI’s royal visit to Rwanda in 2016.
During the visit, Rabat and Kigali signed several bilateral agreements. The agreements cover political consultation, air service agreement, visa exemption, tourism, and security cooperation.
In March 2019, Morocco and Rwanda signed 12 further agreements during the first session of the High Joint Committee between the two countries.The session took place in Rabat.
Officials from both countries have expressed satisfaction with the development of diplomatic relations between the two countries since the visit of Rwandan President Kagame to Morocco in June 2016, and the King’s visit to Rwanda in October of the same year.
Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita said in March that relations between both countries “witnessed a turning point” after the exchange of visits between King Mohammed VI and Kagame.
Bourita said that “relations between the two countries are based on mutual trust, coordination, and shared ambition.”
The foreign minister added that King Mohammed VI and Kagame “have not only set the course for bilateral relations, but also laid down an approach based on rigor, results and fulfillment of commitments.”
Earlier this month, Bourita, attended the celebration of Rwanda’s 25th Liberation Day.
Kagame is one of the African leaders who welcomed Morocco’s return to the African Union in 2017.
With the return to the AU, Morocco confirmed its determination to establish diplomatic ties with African countries and to renew its interest in the Africa continent.
In April speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki vowed Morocco’s commitment to the cause of the Africa continent.
He said that the commitment has been an essential factor of Rabat’s diplomacy and public relations efforts.