Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Rwanda.
Following the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Republic of Rwanda in 1963, the Republic of Korea opened its Embassy in Rwanda for the first time in the 1970s, and again in the 1980s, before circumstance forced it to be closed again. The Embassy was finally reopened on May 14, 2011.
The Republic of Rwanda is located in central Africa, just south of the Equator. Nevertheless, the country’s climate is moderate all year round, and its landscape provides magnificent beauty. As a result, Rwanda became one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with over 12 million people living in an area similar to the size of the two Gyeongsang provinces of Korea combined. Rwandans are proud of their country, calling it the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills,’ or ‘Land of Eternal Spring.'
Overcoming the tragedy of 1994, Rwanda has successfully continued its journey of national reconciliation and economic development. Today, Rwanda attracts the world’s attention with its remarkable socio-economic achievements and development potential.
For years, the most noticeable area of the bilateral relationship has been development cooperation, which has focus on the field of rural development, education and ICT. Many volunteers from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and a number of NGOs are currently working throughout Rwanda with passion and devotion.
Korea and Rwanda have also been closely cooperating in establishing a nationwide 4G/LTE network across Rwanda. Through this exemplary public-private partnership between the two countries, Rwanda’s thousand hills are now more connected than ever.
The Embassy will exert its best efforts to make sure the partnership of our two countries will strengthen even further in a mutually beneficial way. The Embassy will also do its utmost to provide consular assistance to Korean nationals who visit and stay in Rwanda. The Embassy looks forward to your valuable support. Thank you.
KIM Eung-joongAmbassador of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Rwanda