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Mukangira Jacqueline; Rwanda’s envoy to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal has presented credentials to the President of the island state of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to represent Rwanda in the country as the High Commissioner.
Mukangira was hosted at the presidential palace on Sunday 8th August 2021 after holding talks with Ahmed Khaleel, the country’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
Following the credentials ceremony, Solih and Mukangira discussed mutual areas of cooperation as Maldivian Presidency revealed.
Congratulating the High Commissioner on her appointment, Solih conveyed his thanks to the Government of Rwanda for their support towards the Maldives candidature during the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elections, in June earlier this year.
Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Maldives was elected as President of the 76th session of the General Assembly due in September this year.
Solih expressed optimism that the strong ties between the Maldives and Rwanda will continue to prosper under her tenure and relayed his well wishes to President Kagame.
Mukangira also conveyed warm greetings to Solih on behalf of the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. She congratulated the Maldives for their landslide win in the UNGA elections, and assured that Rwanda will continue to support the Maldives in the international arena. She stated that Rwanda looks forward to boost bilateral ties between the two republics.
Among others, both the President and High Commissioner committed to working together to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between Rwanda and the Maldives.
In September 2019, Rwanda and the Maldives signed cooperation agreements in diplomacy.
In July 2019; Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente received the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed with whom they holds talks revolving around bilateral cooperation.
The Maldives obtained independence in 1965 from the Great Britain.