The ambassador of Rwanda to Russia Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, presented her letters of credence to the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
Mujawamariya presented her credentials at the Kremlin on January 16, 2014, where she assured to improve cooperation with Russia after re-opening its embassy in Moscow.
The Government of Rwanda approved on March 1, 2013, the appointment of Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya as Rwanda’s envoy to Russia.
Rwanda and Russia established diplomatic relations since October 17, 1963.
Last year, the two countries celebrated 50 years of bilateral relations and it was paramount to take the affairs to greater heights.
A side from existing relationship between Russia and Rwanda, both countries are working on strengthening the political dialogue between them on international and regional issues.
The two countries cooperate at United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Rwanda is a non-permanent member of the council.
Ambassador Andrey Vradimirovich Polyakov, the new Russian envoy to Rwanda also presented copies of his credentials to Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in 2013
Presently, over 700 Rwandan students have graduated from Russian universities and institutions as part of bilateral cooperation.
The students have graduated from Russia over the last 50 years in various disciplines such as medicine, law, international affairs and political science.