President Kagame begins State Visit to France
President Macron receives President Kagame at Palais de l’Elysee where they will hold bilateral talks and meet with around 60 CEOs from leading tech companies.
President Kagame & President Macron hold joint press conference following bilateral talks at Palais de l’Elysée.
Highlight of the President press statement:
Let me start by thanking President Macron for his kind invitation & for the warm hospitality we have enjoyed since our arrival in Paris.
We have engaged in a range of discussions on bilateral relations & had an interesting conversation with business leaders taking part in the Tech for Good Summit on nurturing innovation & enterprise in Africa, especially around our young people.
Africa is honored to play its part in the important role technology and the youth play in the development of our nations.
This partnership presents a new mindset on how we need to collectively address these issues and each maintain ownership on ensuring the outcomes of this partnership benefit us all.
Rwanda has always been a member of the Francophonie, we never stopped. When asked to contribute & given the context of new times we are happy to participate by providing leaders like Mushikiwabo as long as this has the support of members.
Paul Kagame (born 23 October 1957) is a Rwandan politician. He is currently the President of Rwanda, having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, resigned. Kagame previously commanded the rebel force that ended the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He was considered Rwanda’s de facto leader when he served as Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994 to 2000.