President Paul Kagame has told leaders from across Europe and the globe that Africa and Europe should see each other as partners and friends rather than foes.
The Head of State was delivering a keynote address at the European Development Days Conference (EDD 2017) that runs from 7-8 June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
In its 11th edition, the conference brings together more than 5,000 participants from over 140 countries, including Heads of State and Government, policymakers, development experts, private investors, activists and young leaders.
EDD 2017 explores three main themes: Investing in People and Planet, Investing in Prosperity, as well as Investing in Peace and Partnership.
Speaking at the gathering, President Kagame reiterated that the European Union has been a good partner in Rwanda’s efforts to fast-tract socio-economic transformation.
“Sustainable development rests on a foundation of good politics and respect for rights. While peoples may draw different lessons from their respective histories about the most suitable form of governance for their situation, there will always be ample room for discussion and exchange of views among friends,” President Kagame said.
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