Press Releases

    10 September 2001


    VIENNA, 10 September (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations (Vienna), Laurien Ngirabanzi, presented his credentials on Monday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ngirabanzi was Rwanda’s Ambassador to Germany. In 1999, he was State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. From 1997 to 1999, he was Minister of Labour and Energy, and from 1995 to 1997, Minister of Education. In 1995, he was assigned to the Ministry of Agriculture.

    From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Ngirabanzi was Project Director for Agricultural Development of Byumba, financed by the African Development Bank (BAD) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA). From 1981 to 1982, he was Deputy Project Director of Agro-Forestry-Pastoral Development of Gishwati-Butare-Kigali, financed by the World Bank. Between 1979 and 1980 he served at the Ministry of Agriculture in Rwanda.

    Mr. Ngirabanzi holds a degree in Agriculture from the University of Zaire and a degree in Forestry from the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada.

    He is married, with four children.

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