Amb. Karabaranga was accompanied by the first and second secretaries to Rwanda’s embassy in Senegal respectively Guillaume Serge Nzabonimana and Anitha Kamariza.
Before presenting credentials. Amb.Karabaranga held talks with Mavky Sall that hinged about promoting bilateral relations.
He also conveyed greetings from President Paul Kagame who wished well the Senegalese and the Government officials.
Amb. Karabaranga promised to maintain cordial bilateral relations characterized by mutual cooperation to take it to greater heights.
Macky Sall also promised support during his tour of duty and reiterated commitment to strive for continued strong bilateral relations.
He commended Rwanda’s leadership under the stewardship of President Kagame which he considered a role model on African continent and expressed interest in promoting mutual cooperation.
Karabaranga is representing Rwanda in Senegal and other West African countries including Mali, Gambia, Cap Vert and Guinea Bissau.
Rwanda opened Senegal embassy in 2011. Senegal is represented in Rwanda by Doudou Sow with residence in Kigali.
Rwanda and Senegal enjoy strong bilateral relations rooted on brotherhood of both head of states, Kagame and Macky Sall.
Senegal accommodates many Rwandans for education or other purposes for the past 40 years.
In 2016, RwandAir launched flights to various destinations of Western Africa including Cotonou, Abidjan, Douala and Dakar in Senegal among others.