He is among diplomats representing Rwanda in 15 countries appointed on 15th July 2019.
Apart from representation in Egypt, Amb. Kalisa will also oversee Rwanda’s interests in Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia.
He presented letters of credence to Egypt Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs, Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza.
Kalisa conveyed greetings from President Paul Kagame and assured cooperation to expand bilateral relations.
Amb. Kalisa and Hamdi also discussed areas of priority to improve bilateral ties rooted on mutual trust and promoting trade as well.
“We discussed on empowering the private sector and the role of Egypt to support the progress of investors from both sides,” he said.
Promoting the trade of Rwanda’s coffee, tea was also among topics of discussion.
Amb. Kalisa pledged to draw emphasis on boosting cooperation in the investment sector luring Egyptians to take advantage of the Special Economic Zone in Masoto, Kigali city which has enough space for investors.
He was appointed to Egypt replacing Sheikh Habimana Saleh who was also assigned to an ambassadorial post in Morocco.
Rwanda and Egypt enjoy longstanding relationships before and after independence.
Both countries have built friendships in major areas of trade, education, and health.
The year 2019 started with a new impression on Rwanda-Egypt relations.
It is the year in which President Paul Kagame who chaired the African Union in 2018 handed over to his counterpart of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
Later on, top Government officials have been meeting to build vivid relationships built on mutual trust.
So far, 81 Rwandan students study in Egypt in different universities excluding other Rwandans living there for different businesses.