Five new envoys nominated to represent their respective countries in Rwanda presented credentials to Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
The ambassadors presented their credentials to Kagame on March 18, 2014, pledging to strengthen cooperation in key areas especially in the agricultural sector with their countries.
The new envoys included Marek Ziolkowski, representing Poland with residence in Nairobi, Maria Marcela Nicodemo, and Ambassador of Brazil to Rwanda with residence in Nairobi and Anders Urban Andersson, representing Sweden to Rwanda with residence in Kampala.
Others are Ivan Zivkovic, Ambassador of Serbia to Rwanda with residence in Nairobi and William John Gelling, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Rwanda with residence in Kigali.
After presenting their credentials, the new envoys said they would work towards strengthening the existing cooperation between their countries and Rwanda, focusing on key areas.
Marek Ziolkowski, the Polish Ambassador to Rwanda said: “It is always an honour to meet with the Head of State, especially a President like Kagame.
“My country expects to do a lot of business with Rwanda, especially due to the fact that both of us produce what each of us does not produce.”
“We don’t produce coffee or tea, which Rwanda produces in abundance. We produce machineries and motor vehicles that are cheaper than elsewhere in Europe, “said Ziolkowski suggesting that the two countries could cross trade their commodities.
Ambassador Maria Marcela Nicodemo who will be representing Brazil in Rwanda based in Nairobi said her country and Rwanda would especially cooperate in promoting the Agriculture sector.
In June 2011, Rwanda and Brazil agreed to fast-track cooperation in agriculture and food security.
The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Rome aiming to promote technical cooperation, capacity building, knowledge exchange and competencies available in Brazilian institutions and organizations.