Ambassador Rwakazina presents diplomatic credentials to UNIDO and UNOV

By IGIHE
On 10 December 2019 at 11:48

The ambassador of Rwanda to Sweden, Marie Chantal Rwakazina has handed over a letter of credence to Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, the Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director of UNIDO and Yuri Fedotov, Director-General of the UN Office at Vienna (UNOV) allowing her to represent Rwanda in The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Then handover ceremony in UNIDO took place on December 2nd, 2019 while the handover ceremony in UNOV was on December 3rd, 2019.

Ambassador Rwakazina held talks with the two UN officials on how to strengthen the relationship between Rwanda and the two organizations.

She commended UNIDO decision to partner with Rwanda in its development programs for the period 2019-2023, aimed at accelerating development of industries in a lasting and sustainable way.

After the handover ceremony at UNOV, Ambassador Rwakazina held discussions with Yuri Fedotov who is also the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The discussions focused on reinforcing the relationship between Rwanda and the UN organizations Yuri leads especially UNODC.

They also talked about the milestones Rwanda has reached in the fight against corruption and adopting anti-corruption practices.

Ambassador Rwakazina also attended the 2nd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting, a body of the UN that promotes peaceful uses of atomic energy.

During the meeting, Rafael Grossi, an Argentina diplomat took the helm of the organization replacing Yukiya Amano of Japan who recently passed away.

The diplomat also met with Rwandan diaspora in Austria and shared with them some of the ongoing development programs in Rwanda.

She urged them to educate other Rwandans in the diaspora about the development programs launched by the Government of Rwanda so that they grab investment opportunities in their home country.

The ambassador Marie Chantal Rwakazina has handed over a letter of credence to Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, the Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director of UNIDO

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