Brussels, Belgium - Rwanda has expelled the military attaché of the Belgian embassy in Kigali, a Belgian government source told PANA on Wednesday in Brussels.
“Rwanda accuses the Belgian officer of carrying out activities not appropriate with his status as a diplomat,” the source quoted a statement from the Belgian ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying.
He described the action of Kigali 'as unfriendly and unjustified'.
Relations between Kigali and Brussels have been deteriorating since 2011 when the Belgian judiciary blocked Rwandan assets in Belgium following a trade dispute. Rwanda responded by blocking the accounts of the Belgian embassy in Kigali.
The Belgian government suspended its military cooperation with Kigali after a UN report accused Rwanda of backing the Congolese M23 rebels.
The Rwandan President Paul Kagame recently walked out of a meeting in New York on the security situation in the Great Lakes region when the Belgian Foreign affairs minister, Didier Reynders, began making a statement.