The credentials were presented yesterday to Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum.
They also hold discussions aimed at promoting bilateral relations with a focus on cooperation agreements.
Rwanda and Algeria enjoy cordial relations dating back in 1978. Both countries are members to various organizations including African Union (AU), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the United Nations and International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF).
Algeria is among first countries that endorsed African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA) signed in Kigali in March 2018.
Both countries relations have also been strengthened by exchange of visits between head of states.
In 2015, President Paul Kagame held a working visit to Algeria. The former Rwanda’s Minsiter of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo had also visited the country in 2014.
During the 5th Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) held in Algeria in 2016, First Lady Jeannette Kagame received an award for outstanding efforts to fight against gender based violence and promoting girls and women through Imbuto Foundation.
Algeria and Rwanda enjoy cooperation in security matters and education. In 2016/2017, Algeria offered scholarship to 25 Rwandans.
Algeria is represented in Rwanda by Chargé d’ Affaires with residence in Kigali since 2019.
Since 1982, Rwanda and Algeria signed numerous agreements in the areas of economy, citizens’ wellbeing, sharing of expertize among other cooperation agreements.
Both countries agreed on scaling up efforts to promote health, trade, investment, security and education sectors.
Ambassador Kalisa also represents Rwanda to countries including Egypt and Libya.