Speaking to the media after the meeting with Kagame, Gelling said that the partnership and cooperation between both countries has been good and is optimistic it will continue.
“It’s a pleasure to have served here for four years. I think there are things that have been done like growth of trade and investment between two countries and bilateral relations in different aspects like supporting trainings for peace-keeping under United Nations. We wish Rwanda and the Rwandan government all the best in the future,” he said.
Gelling said that both countries have strengthened cooperation in trade between two countries but particularly the establishment of direct flights between UK and Rwanda.
“Also we had big military exercises last year and we hope that they will continue,” he said.
The Cabinet meeting of November 8th 2017 that was chaired by President Kagame approved Joanne Lomas to represent UK in Rwanda replacing Gelling.
Joanne had been the ambassador of UK in Windhoek, Namibia since 2015.
Rwanda and UK have great cooperation through the Department for International Development (DFID). UK supports Rwanda in different sectors including education, agriculture, social welfare, peace and security, trade and investment among others.