Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Cooperation

Foreign Policy

Inspired by principles of equality, mutual respect and complementarity between States, Rwanda’s foreign policy hinges on two major pillars:

  • To contribute to attainment of peace, security and stability  the region, the continent and globally by establishing and maintaining good relations with all countries.
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  • To contribute to wealth creation through development cooperation, investment and tourism promotion, transfer of knowledge and technology, equitable world trade and regional integration.
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Diplomacy

Rwanda’s diplomacy aims at promoting Rwanda image of a country that:

  • Is peaceful, secure and stable;
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  • Fights corruption and promotes integrity and accountability;
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  • Has a transparent administrative and judicial processes;
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  • Promotes law and order;
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  • Respects human rights;
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  • Has stable and predictable macro economic policies;
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  • That respects and honours its international commitments and obligations;
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  • That contributes to peace and security regionally and globally;
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  • That is a great destination for tourism, MICE and investments.
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Cooperation

Though cooperation activities are carried out by various public and private institutions as well as the civil society, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is in charge of its coordination.