Republic of Rwanda
Brazil and Rwanda established diplomatic relations in 1981. The Embassy of Brazil in Nairobi (Kenya,) cumulatively, represents the Brazilian Government before the Rwandese authorities. The diplomatic mission of Rwanda in Washington (United States), cumulatively, represents Rwandan relations with Brazil.
In 2007, Minister Celso Amorim met the Rwandese Minister of Foreign Affairs at the margins of the 62nd UN General Assembly; on the occasion the Framework Agreement on Technical Cooperation was signed. In 2011, Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota met with the Rwandese President Paul Kagame in New York, on the margins of the UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS.
There are ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives, in such areas as school feeding. In 2012, Brazil donated US$ 100,000 to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in favor of the emergence humanitarian aid to Kigeme refugees’ camp in Rwanda.
Chronology of the Bilateral Relations
1981 – Establishment of diplomatic relations
1982 – Visit to Brazil of the Rwandese Minister of Foreign Affairs
2007 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda on the margins of the 62nd UN General Assembly
2007 – Signing of the Framework Agreement on Technical Cooperation
2011 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, met with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, at the margins of the UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS
2011 – Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Promotion of South-South Cooperation related to the Strengthening of Agriculture and Food Safety between Brazil and Rwanda
2012 – Brazil donated US$ 100,000.00 to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in favor of the emergence humanitarian aid to Kigeme refugees’ camp in Rwanda