Dr. Mathias Harebamungu has presented credentials to the president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as Rwanda’s ambassador.
The ceremony took place Friday last week in Bamako, Mali’s capital.
Dr. Mathias Harebamungu also represents Rwanda in Senegal where he will be based.
He lauded President Paul Kagame for believing and assigning him to represent Rwanda in Mali.
He, in particular, commended Rwanda community in Mali for the warm welcome accorded him.
“Your excellent commitment in activities that helped to establish relations between our countries should be an exemple for others. You worked courageously and honestly which is recognized by everyone,” he said.
The ambassador said that the embassies will always support Rwanda community in Mali and requested them to strive for dignity and real values of Rwandans.
The acting president of Rwandans community in Mali, Dr. John Nzungize welcomed Dr. Harebamungu on the new mission..
The ceremony was also attended by the Rwanda Under 18 National Handball Team which was in Mali participating in African Cup held for the 12th time.