Rwanda’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) John Mirenge on Friday met and interacted with postgraduate students and faculty – Human Rights Class at Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy.
According to Rwanda’s embassy in UAE, the envoy “briefed the delegation about Rwanda’s tragic past and inspiring turnaround.”
“Rwanda’s impressive transformation is underpinned by the visionary leadership that embraced unconventional solutions & homegrown initiatives to heal the nation and chart a path to inclusive development built on core values of Unity, Accountability and Thinking Big,” Ambassador Mirenge told the students on Friday.
Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, formerly the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, is an autonomous federal diplomatic research and civil service training institute in Abu Dhabi.
Rwanda and The United Arab Emirates (UAE) enjoy excellent bilateral relations. Both countries have cooperation in various sectors, such as Education, Hospitality, Trade and Investment, exchange of high-level visits and in multilateral fora.
Trade and investment remain as key pillars for Rwanda and the UAE cooperation. The UAE is currently Rwanda’s leading trade partner with close to 900 Million US$ in total trade as of 2020. In 2020, trade with UAE accounted for almost 20% of Rwanda’s trade globally.
Major exported goods and merchandise include precious or semi-precious stones and precious metals through Dubai as a hub; Coffee, tea, edible fruits and vegetables, products of milling industry.
Rwanda imports from UAE mainly include petroleum oils, Motor vehicles including used cars, Machines, wires, telephone sets, recording machines, furniture and other equipment.
Recent supply of goods partnership agreement between NAEB and Carrefour Supermarket is spurring the growth of Rwanda’s exports to UAE. Every week, Rwanda exports to UAE about 20 tons of avocadoes, passion fruits, among other fruits and vegetables.