The Germany ambassador to Rwanda Peter Fahrenhotz visited Rwanda National Police (RNP) on September 24, 2013 to discuss Germany’s contribution to the force’s operations.
His visit was also aimed at strengthening the existing bilateral cooperation between Germany and the Rwandan police force.
The Germany support is mainly in training especially in criminal investigation, traffic and forensic science.
The Germany envoy during the discussions at RNP pledged continued cooperation to accomplish the force’s mandate.
Through GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit the Germany government also supported the construction of the Peace Support Training Centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District, which conducts peacekeeping pre-deployment trainings for local and regional police officers.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmnauel K. Gasana expressed gratitude to the Germany Government for its continued cooperation support to Rwanda National Police in various fields.
In June 2013 the Germany delegation visited Rwanda and also pledged to support Rwanda in the areas of trainings, skills development and to encourage private investors to come and invest in Rwanda.
The Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Rwanda were established in 1963 and intensified in 1971, 1977 and in 1979 by founding a comprehensive bilateral development and financial aid cooperation.
Development programmes are implemented in Rwanda through Deutsche GIZ and the KfW Development Bank. In addition, Deutsche Welle (DW) radio has been broadcasting in Kigali for the last 40 years.