We can confirm that General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake was arrested by the Metropolitan Police on 20 June on behalf of the authorities in Spain.
This was a legal obligation, following the issue of a valid European Arrest Warrant.
The UK has been a close partner in Rwanda’s remarkable progress since the horrific events of the genocide in 1994. The UK has a strong and effective aid partnership with the Government of Rwanda.
We co-operate closely on a growing range of regional and international issues. Her Majesty’s Government greatly values the close relationship with Rwanda and is committed to that relationship for the long term.
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