Rwanda’s embassy to Morocco has via twitter handle revealed that the ambassador-designate to the Kingdom of Morocco, Mrs. Nyiramatama presented copies of her letters of credence yesterday to Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates.
She was appointed by the cabinet meeting held on 14th December 2020.
During the ceremony, officials observed Coronavirus control measures by wearing face masks and respecting social distancing among others.
Zaina Nyiramatama replaces former mufti of the Republic of Rwanda Sheikh Saleh Habimana, who was appointed in July 2019 as Rwanda’s first ambassador to Rabat.
Nyiramatama, previously held different positions serving as the Head of the African Union Liaison Office in Chad and executive secretary of the National Commission for Children (NCC) of Rwanda.
Rwanda’s embassy in Morocco was inaugurated in January 2020 in Rabat, the capital of Morocco by former Rwandan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad Nasser Bourita.
Rwanda, Morocco enjoy existing relations that took formal shape after King Mohammed VI visited Rwanda in 2016 as part of his commitment to a new African diplomacy.
Since then, both countries have since signed dozens of cooperation and trade agreements, vowing to shoulder their continental responsibility in facing “shared challenges.”
As both countries position themselves as continental leaders and champions of pan-Africanism and African integration, they have placed their improving diplomatic ties under the banner of “responsibility sharing” and “pan-African vision” for the future.
When Rwanda opened its embassy in Morocco in January of last year, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bouritia, described the development as a crowning achievement for Morocco’s decisively Africa-focused diplomacy.
Rwanda was among countries that supported Morocco’s return to the African Union.