10 Years Anniversary of the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Netherlands
The Hague, 4 November 2016
The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda celebrates a decade of its existence in the Kingdom of the Netherlands in The Hague. The Embassy was established on 1 November 2006 and since then the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda has built relations and partnerships in the Netherlands, not only in The Hague but also throughout all the provinces at all levels from political and economic issues to cultural and academic.
Cooperation at the bilateral level has been reflected in numerous visits exchanges at a high level, political discussions and signed agreements in the fields of economy, rule of law, water management and agricultural cooperation. The embassy is proud that the last 10 years have seen continued growth in bilateral cooperation between Rwanda and the Netherlands as reflected in engagements at both public and private sector levels.
Today, many Dutch companies are established in Rwanda and are enjoying one of the best business climate in world, in the sectors of agribusiness, manufacturing, water, food processing, financial services, energy and real estate and have created jobs and employment thus contributing to the country’s socio-economic development. Dutch companies enjoy the business climate in Rwanda and many are successful businesses. The Dutch brewery company BRALIRWA / Heineken, Dutch RABOBANK in the Rwandan Banking sector and the KLM operates daily direct flights to Kigali. DSM started in Rwanda in 2016 and UNILEVER acquired shares in a Tea Factory, to name but a few.
The most recent positive development is with Rwandan floriculture and horticulture companies signing business agreements with their Dutch partners for exporting Rwandans flowers and other produces to the Dutch and international market. As a matter of fact this week 3 Rwandan flower companies participated for the 1st time at the International Floriculture Trade Fair in Amsterdam.
The anniversary was celebrated on Friday 4 November 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in The Hague with a reception/dinner where next to H.E. Ambassador Jean Pierre Karabaranga, guest speaker Mr Pieter Jan Kleiweg, representing the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressed the audience.
“On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague, I want convey my heartfelt thanks to The Government, The Parliament of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, Municipalities and Towns, High learning Institutions and many other institutions and organizations in the Netherlands. Most of the achievements couldn’t have been realized without the numerous collaborations with the Dutch government, the Dutch parliament and the countless number of partnerships with public, private, civil society organizations, Rwandan diaspora and Friends of Rwanda”, said the Ambassador.
H.E. Ambassador Karabaranga concluded to say that he is looking forward to continue to work together with all of the Embassy’s partners and stakeholders to strengthen the already existing excellent relations between the two countries and explore more opportunities and possibilities for a brighter future.