H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga, Ambassador of Rwanda.
By Roy Lie Atjam.
The Hague, “Visit Rwanda” hot on the heels of successfully participating in the annual Vakantiebeurs (14-17 Jan) the Embassy of Rwanda in the Netherlands organized a networking event with the theme Visit Rwanda.
It was at the Hotel Hilton, on 20 January 2020. A concise group of Dutch travel media professionals and celebrities had been invited.
Special guest was the Football personality Mr. Louis van Gaal who visited Rwanda in 2019 and had the honour to be one of the name givers at Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony.
H.E. Ambassador Jean Pierre Karabaranga, flanked by his spouse welcomed the honourable guests and thanked each and everyone for their contribution since they have experienced Rwanda as a holiday destination. The Ambassador invited all to share experiences and provide information to the RDB – Rwanda Development Board and the Embassy, in order to improve the quality of the cooperation with the media & travel industry.
RDB’s marketing manager Mrs Linda Mutesi gave a presentation, her focus was on where the destination Rwanda stands today and the marketing strategy for the coming years.
The special guest Mr Louis van Gaal remarked, “It has been an honour for me to name a baby Gorilla. My advice to Dutch people is the following, If you intend to visit Rwanda, don’t look at t\its tragic past, but look at how Rwanda is today!
It’s unbelievable how in only 25 years President Paul Kagame has managed to changed Rwanda. People of Rwanda are friendly and polite. Its nature is incredible! Rwanda is clean, hotels and food very good.”
Without any doubt, it has been a Rwandaful evening !