Ambassador Guillaume Kavaruganda has presented to Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove credentials to represent Rwanda in Australia.
The ceremony was held yesterday in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Ambassador Kavaruganda will be based in Singapore.
During the ceremony, ambassador Kavaruganda was accompanied by her wife along with the embassy’s officer in charge of trade and investment, Lucas Murenzi.
Ambassador Kavaruganda conveyed the greetings from President Paul Kagame to Governor General Peter Cosgrove of Australia where after they discussed political cooperation between both countries.
Rwanda has been exporting tea and coffee to Australia while Australia has invested in mining extraction in Rwanda. It also invests in agriculture especially in fertilizers and science. Australia offers scholarships to Rwandans that attend various universities in the country in different degrees and trains Rwandans in vocational skills. It also has a large number of tourists visiting Rwanda.
Almost 3,000 Rwandans live in Australia. Ambassador Kavaruganda replaces Ambassador Murigande Charles and becomes the second to represent Rwanda to Australia.
Australia and Rwanda are members of Commonwealth.