British High Commissioner to Rwanda happy country’s socio-economic transformation

British High Commissioner to Rwanda happy country’s socio-economic transformation

British High Commissioner to Rwanda HE William Gelling

The British High Commissioner to Rwanda HE William Gelling has extolled Rwanda’s leadership for significant socio-economic transformation. 

He made the remarks while discussing with Rwandan Minister of Local Government James Musoni in Kigali on February 4, 2014.

The duo discussed partnerships between UK and Rwanda, especially in areas of social affairs and community development.

The High commissioner pledged the UK’s continued support to the government of Rwanda.

Britain through the Department for International Development (DfID) is one of Rwanda’s largest bilateral development partners.

DFID supports the country’s second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRSII) as well as social protection programs such as Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP), education and financial sectors.

Gelling joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2001. As a diplomat, he specialized on the Middle East, Africa, the UN and the Commonwealth.

Mr Gelling took up his appointment as British High Commissioner to Rwanda in January 2014.

He replaced the outgoing British High Commissioner to Rwanda Llewellyn-Jones who concluded his three- year tenure in Rwanda in January 2014.

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