Rwanda Ponders Opening Embassy in Zambia

The Rwandan government plans to open up an embassy and establish an airline in Zambia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary George Zulu has said.

Mr Zulu said in an interview yesterday that Rwanda has expressed interest to strengthen its presence in Zambia by setting up an airline and a diplomatic mission. He added that Rwanda is yet to make its plans official by communicating with the Zambian government.

We [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] have been encouraging the Rwandan government to hold talks with the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications so that they can set up an airline here.

Trade between the two countries will improve once plans by the Rwandan government to set up an embassy and airline come to fruition:

We are encouraging them to come because there will be an increased trade between the two countries and it will increase bilateral agreements.

Zambia is represented in Rwanda by a non-resident ambassador Judith Kapijimpanga who is based in Tanzania.
The country hosts thousands of Rwandan refugees, many of whom have opted to stay despite the end of the war in that country.






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