Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, she was received by the UK High Commissioner in Rwanda, Omar Daair and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation, Clementine Mukeka.
Braverman arrived in Kigali onboard RwandAir aircraft from London.
The deal signed in 2022 paves the way for deportation to Rwanda of migrants and asylum seekers staying in the UK illegally.
The UK made the decision to discourage people crossing to the country illegally and reduce the budget spent on them every year.
Braverman visits Rwanda at a time when the country is facing criticisms for the deal to deport migrants to Rwanda.
UK explains that Rwanda is a safe country where migrants and asylum seekers can enjoy a dignified life.
The assessment conducted by the United Kingdom indicated that the first batch of migrants might be deported to Rwanda in 2024.
Through the deal signed between Rwanda and UK in April last year, the latter will provide an upfront investment of £120 million to fund invaluable opportunities for Rwandans and migrants including secondary qualifications, vocational and skills training, language lessons and higher education.
These asylum seekers from African countries and others outside the continent will be treated decently like Rwandans upon arrival. It is expected that those willing to return to their mother lands will be helped to do so.
Braverman has also visited Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi and is expected to meet with Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta.
Sources reveal that she might also meet with President Paul Kagame.
Among others, Braverman will interact with startups to discuss investment and job opportunities in Rwanda.