The Republic of Cuba and Rwanda established diplomatic relations on September 9, 1979; this year marks 43 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Recently Cuba’s designated Ambassador to Rwanda Mrs. Tania Perez Xiques, handed over her letter of credence to President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro.
In her remarks afterwards she reiterated her commitment as Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Republic of Rwanda to work tirelessly to achieve bilateral cooperation projects for mutual benefit, according to the principles of the South-South Cooperation and the high level of the political relations.
Rwanda and Cuba share many social achievements such as both are leading the numbers of women in the parliaments in the world, with 61.3 and 54.3 percent,respectively.
In different meetings with Rwanda government officials they discussed possibilities of cooperation in terms of health and services areas, among others.
She met the Minister for Infrastructure Dr. Ernest NSABIMANA on the occasion of the signing of the Bilateral Agreement of Air Services between Rwanda and Cuba, as well as Dr. Ngamije M. Daniel, Minister for Health.
Meetings with Dr Vicente Biruta, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Guillaume Kavaragunda, Director General of Europe and Americas & International Organizations resulted in evaluations of possible mechanisms to improve working relations between both foreign ministries.
Cuba is working on the opening of the first Cohiba Store in Kigali and they will also organize a visit to Cuba by the CEO of La Croix du Sud Hospital.
Her itinerary included exchanging with Cubans that live and work in Rwanda, and with the Rwandans that graduated in Cuba and are now working in the National Health System.
On her official Twitter handle Ms. Perez said her first visit to Rwanda went well and appreciated the support received from the authorities, the affection of the people and above all the conviction that Cuba and Rwanda have a lot to do together.Follow @Davishigiro