Johnston Busingye presented his Letters of Commission to President of Malta George Vella as High Commissioner of Rwanda to Malta this morning at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.
In welcoming the High Commissioner, President Vella stated that Malta looks forward to deepening cooperation in various avenues with Rwanda. He observed that since the establishment of official diplomatic relations in 2018, progress was registered over this short period of time. He referred to trade, cooperation on vaccines and political engagement as tangible and commendable examples.
President Vella welcomed the long-standing partnership between the EU and Rwanda which focuses on promoting global governance, inclusive development of Rwanda, as well as increasing trade and investment between the parties. He also congratulated Rwanda for the successful holding of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2022, which demonstrated great leadership and commitment as an active Commonwealth member.
On his part, High Commissioner Busingye gave a detailed explanation of the fundamental reforms in the political and economic sectors. The country is now over a very troubled past thanks to its internal hard work and the support offered to the country by international partners. On bilateral matters, the High Commissioner undertook to register progress on the consolidation of the juridical framework between the two countries. The Ambassador referred to the ongoing efforts made by the Rwandan authorities to safeguard the wellbeing of Rwandan migrants transiting in other countries, with the assistance of UNHCR.