President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President received letters of credence from Rwandan Ambassador

2014-11-18

Tuesday, November 18, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted letters of credence from Rwandan Ambassador Jean Pierre Karabaranga.

The President and the Ambassador discussed the importance of cooperation in international organizations. Rwanda is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council elected for the period 2013-2014. According to the President, Lithuania values Rwanda's role in the UN peacekeeping mission.

The meeting addressed prospects of bilateral economic cooperation. IT, biotechnologies and renewable energy sources could be most perspective spheres of cooperation.

Among the other topics of discussion were education and student exchange opportunities. The President noted that Rwandan students would be welcome in Lithuania.

Diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Rwanda were established on 27 March 2013. Rwanda's market is one of the fastest growing in the world. Over 20 year after the genocide, this country has travelled a long way towards economic growth and poverty reduction.

Jean Pierre Karabaranga is Rwanda's first ambassador to Lithuania. He resides in The Hague. The diplomat, born 1965, holds a master's degree in the organization and management of sporting events. In 2004-2008, he was Secretary General at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, later - Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Sports and Culture.

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