ICSID is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Agreement on General Arrangements with the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC). The agreement was signed on behalf of ICSID by Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID, and on behalf of KIAC by Fidèle Masengo, Secretary-General of KIAC. To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held on April 4, 2019, in Kigali, Rwanda, and attended by Paul Jean Le Cannu, ICSID Legal Counsel.

The Agreement is based on Article 63 of the ICSID Convention and provides for the possibility of holding ICSID hearings at KIAC facilities, reinforcing ICSID's truly global presence and services. The Agreement also encourages knowledge sharing between ICSID and KIAC related to arbitration, conciliation, and other methods of dispute resolution.