Netherlands appoints New Ambassador to Rwanda

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has designated new ambassador to Rwanda to replace Frederique de Man who has been representing her country in Rwanda since 2015, TOPAFRICANEWS reports.

Rwanda’s Cabinet Meeting held on Friday approved Mr. Matthijs Clemens Wolters Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali.

To Now Mr. Matthijs Clemens Wolters is Netherlands Ambassador in Baghdad, Iraq as he waits to join Rwanda Office.

Rwanda and Netherlands enjoys fruitful bilateral cooperation especially in the areas of Water Resources Management, Justice, Agriculture and Education among others.

In April 2019, the Dutch Ambassador to Rwanda, Frédérique de Man, announced that even though the embassy will be phasing out their bilateral development programme in Rwanda by 2022, the embassy will not be closing as it looks forward to other public private partnerships in various sectors.

“Over the past few months, we have been discussing and have been working on exciting new initiatives, like investigating whether we can assist in setting up a Rwanda Innovative Finance Facility for Water (RIFFWA) which will assist in identifying bankable projects in the water sector and we are using specific Dutch finance instruments to have public private partnerships in various sectors.”

“We are working hard to complete our bilateral development programme by handing over to the Rwandan Government and institutions, the replicable and sustainable models such as in landscape restoration,” she said.

Apart from Dutch Ambassador,  the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame also approved other ambassadors as follows:

“The Cabinet Meeting approved the agrément of the following Ambassadors/High Commissioners designated to represent their respective countries to Rwanda: 


– Prof. Charity MANYERUKE : High Commissioner of Zimbabwe to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali ;


– Mrs. GANOU Diaby Kassamba Madina: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Government of Burkina Faso to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;


– Mr. HEJBERG P. Nicolaj:  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kampala, Uganda;


– Mr. CHUA Alex Garcia: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Government of Philippines to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;


– Mr. DIMITRIOS Zavoritis: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;


– Mr. MAIGA Adam Zakariaou: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Niger to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;


– Mr. ZURAB Dvalishvili: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;


– Mr.  Matthijs Clemens Wolters:  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali; 


– Mr. Hatem LANDOULSI: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Tunisia to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;


– Dr. Brima Patrick KAPUWA: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “

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