Kagame receives credentials of the Ambassadors of Australia and Indonesia
President Paul Kagame on Wednesday received credentials from nine new ambassadors who will be accredited to Rwanda representing India, Austria, Angola, Indonesia, Brazil,Slovakia, Australia, Argentina and the Philippines.
They include Oscar Kerketta, the High Commissioner of India to Rwanda; Christian Fellner of Austria; Eduardo Filomeno Leiro Octavio of Angola and Ratlan Pardede of Indonesia.
Kagame also received Alison Helena Chartres of Australia; Fernando Estellita Lins de Salvo Coimbra of Brazil; František Dlhopolček of Slovakia; Martin Gómez Bustillo of Argentina; and Uriel Garibay of Philippines.
The envoys of India and Angola will have residence in Kigali while those of Austria, Australia, Brazil, Slovakia, Argentina and Philippines will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Indonesian Ambassador will reside in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
After presenting their letters of credence, the envoys said in subsequent interviews that they intend to scale up relations between their countries and Rwanda and prioritise areas like education, agriculture, mining, commercial trade, health and energy, among others.
Alison Helena Chartres of Australia said that her task was to promote trade and investment between the two countries.
“We have important trade and investment opportunities that I hope we can grow and ensure it flourishes,” she said.
Currently, Rwanda benefits from the Australian initiative under which Australia granted a zero-tariff treatment known as “Special Preferential Tariff Treatment/SPT programme” for products from developing countries.