Dr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe is also the ambassador of Rwanda to Italy, Portugal, Spain and Monaco.
On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron received the letters of credence from Dr. Francois Xavier.
Dr. Francois Xavier says he is pleased to have been trusted with new responsibilities and will contribute to strengthening the relations between Rwanda and France.
“I am pleased to present my diplomatic credentials to represent Rwanda in France and I believe there is ground for a stronger relations between France and Rwanda.”
Apart from representing Rwanda in five countries, Ambassador Xavier also oversees the interests of Rwanda in different organizations including Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Trade Organization (WTO).
In May 2018, President Paul Kagame went on a state visit in France where he held discussions with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron on trade, investment, technology and health projects between the two countries.
The visit eased the tension that has characterized the two countries because of the role France played in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and how the country has for years sheltered genocide fugitives.
In April this year, President Emmanuel Macron announced his government would put much more effort in bringing to justice genocide convicts living in France and that a commission that would study the role of France in the genocide against Tutsi would be established.
In July 2019, France appointed Jérémie Blin as the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of France in Kigali.