Poland to open embassy in Kigali

On 5 December 2022 at 12:57

Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta has received the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Pawel Jabloński who is in Kigali for a three-day working visit which reaffirms the country’s commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties.

Rwanda and Poland enjoy existing cooperation in education and trade. Last year, Rwanda opened an embassy in Warsaw. As part of existing cooperation, the Government of Poland supports the ’School of Blind Children’ in Kibeho, Nyaruguru District and an estimated 1,800 Rwandan students have been enrolled in Polish universities up to date.

Polish investment in Rwanda includes LuNar Smelter. a state-of-the art tin processing plant.

Minister Biruta has welcomed his counterpart to Rwanda and reiterated Rwanda’s commitment to strengthen cooperation.

"I welcome Minister Pawel Jabloński to Rwanda. This high-level visit from a Polish delegation is a strong signal of our countries’ growing bilateral relations. Rwanda looks forward to working closely with Poland to accelerate our cooperation in strategic areas of common interest," he said.

During this visit, three additional agreements in the fields of investments, higher education and defence will be signed.

According to a joint statement, Minister Pawel also announced the opening of an embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda but did not disclose the date.

"Our expectations from this visit have been already exceeded. We have held talks on many areas of cooperation which is developing fast. The opening of the polish embassy in Kigali will add more impetus to this process," he stated.

Minister Pawel has been accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Finance, and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Technology, other government officials, academia and the private sector.

During their stay in Rwanda, the Polish delegation will meet with the Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente, as well as officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Health, Defence, ICT and Innovation, and Infrastructure as well as Rwanda Development Board and the University of Rwanda.

The Rwanda-Poland Business Forum will also be launched. Among others, the Polish delegation will visit Rwandan companies and meet with representatives of the private sector.

Minister Biruta has welcomed Pawel and his delegation to Rwanda.
Delegates from Poland in a group photo with Rwandan officials on their first day of visit to Rwanda.
Minister Pawel has disclosed that Poland is set to open an embassy in Kigali.
Minister Biruta has welcomed his counterpart to Rwanda and reiterated Rwanda’s commitment to strengthen cooperation.