1 July 2021 - Amb. Michalis Zacharioglou presents his Letters of Credence to President Paul Kagame as Cyprus' new High Commissioner to Rwanda

New High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the Republic of Rwanda (resident in Doha), Ambassador Michalis Zacharioglou, presented his credentials on 29 June 2021 to President Paul Kagame, during an official ceremony in capital Kigali.

During the ceremony, the High Commissioner conveyed to President Kagame the cordial greetings of Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades, along with the latter's wishes for progress and prosperity to the people of Rwanda.

In his response, President Kagame reciprocated the warm reetings and wishes to the President of the Republic and the people of Cyprus and expressed his government's commitment to the strengthening of the traditionally friendly ties between the two countries.

Earlier, the High Commissioner was received in a meeting by the Minister of State and Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Nshuti Manasseh, during which issues related to the bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed, while on his part Mr. Zacharioglou had the opportunity to brief on the latest developments in relation to the Cyprus problem and on the ongoing effort by the UN Secretary General for the resumption of meaningful negotiations, within the agreed framework, with the aim of reaching a solution on the basis of a bi-zonal bi-communal federation.

On his part, Minister of State Manasseh, referred to the friendly relations between the two countries, noting that the accreditation of the High Commissioner enhances the prospects for further strengthening of cooperation between Rwanda and Cyprus, both at a bilateral level, as well as multilaterally, including within the framework of the Commonwealth. to which both countries belong.

Mr. Manasseh also reaffirmed the Rwandan Government's steadfast support towards efforts aimed at finding a solution to the Cyprus problem, in accordance with International Law and relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.