Order instituted by presidential order No 62/01 of 08 March 2018.
Order awarded to an individual or a group of individuals who has acted in an exemplary manner in the promotion of friendship, cooperation between Rwanda and foreign countries and has positively promoted Rwanda at the International scene.
Order have three classes: order in gold, order in silver with gold and order in silver.
Order in star form with a condensed sunray design and color with an octagonal shape. In the center there is an eight rayed star. The seal of the Republic of Rwanda is engraved in the center and is surrounded by a circle of pantone color in which is inscribed: “REPUBLIC OF RWANDA” at the header and “NATIONAL ORDER OF FRIENDSHIP: IGIHANGO” at the footer.