Rudra Chartejee was on January 31, appointed the Honorary Consul of Rwanda in Kolkata, India. The newly opened office will have consular jurisdiction over the States of West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. ALSO READ: Rwanda private sector looks to tap into Bangladesh market The commissioning ceremony attracted around 100 attendees, comprising West Bengal State government officials and business representatives. Jacqueline Mukangira, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India, congratulated Chartejee upon his appointment and pledged her full support in his new role. She then cited Rwanda's achievements in various fields and economic factors attracting investors as well as invited participants to visit Rwanda and experience a variety of tourist attractions. She further informed the audience that bilateral relations between Rwanda and India are at their highest levels, in the overall context of strategic partnership, thanks to the competent leadership of both countries. “Currently, cooperation in trade and investment remains one of the priority sectors. Other sectors of cooperation include defence and security, health, education and ICT. The new office in Kolkata will further enlarge business mobility between Rwanda and India, as well as people-to-people contacts,” Mukangira said. Chartejee expressed his gratitude for being selected as Honorary Consul of Rwanda and pledged to fulfil his duties with success. He praised the favourable environment for doing business in Rwanda, an experience he draws from his various investments the country. Among other various positions, Chartejee is the Managing Director of Luxmi Tea, one of India’s largest tea producers with estates in West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura in India as well as in Rwanda. In India, Rwanda has two other Honorary Consulates operating in Bangalore and Mumbai, headed by Suresh Mohan and Prakash Jain respectively. During her visit to Kolkata, Mukangira also held meetings with various Officials, including Smt Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State for Finance, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms, Refugee and Rehabilitation, West Bengal State. As well as Shri Indranil Sen, Minister of State for Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Chairperson of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC), Members of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and Members of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).