Canada announces it will open embassy in Rwanda, will assign ambassador for first time

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly announced during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday that Canada will be opening an embassy and assigning an ambassador in Rwanda’s capital city for the first time ever. “More than ever, Canada’s voice needs to be heard,” Joly said. “We need more boots on the ground.” Joly also announced that Canada will be appointing a new ambassador to the African Union based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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