Israel to open Embassy in Rwanda

By IGIHE
On 29 November 2017 at 06:06

President Paul Kagame and Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu this Tuesday met in Kenya on the sidelines of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration ceremony.

After the discussion between both heads of states, Netanyahu wrote on his twitter handle that they agreed to open Israel’s embassy in Rwanda.

" With Rwandan President Paul Kagame today. I informed him that Israel will open, for the 1st time, an embassy in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. This historic step comes as Israel is expanding its presence in Africa and deepening its cooperation with countries across the continent," tweet reads.

The embassy is set to further deepen diplomatic relations and cooperation between the two nations.

The two nations have enjoyed warm bilateral ties over the years with their cooperation touching various developmental and diplomatic aspects. These include agriculture, technology and innovation, business among others.

Rwanda’s embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel was established in 2015. The Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is the one covering Rwanda so far.

Kagame and Netanyahu in Kenya

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