We would only accept lawfully deported migrants-Kagame tells Netanyahu

By IGIHE
On 26 January 2018 at 08:15

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda can only accept migrants that are deported in a process that fully complies with international law.

Kagame was speaking Wednesday to Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in the discussions that both Heads of States held in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.

Through twitter handle of the Office of Israel Prime Minister, they said that Netanyahu congratulated President Kagame as he assumes Chairmanship of the African Union this month.

“The two leaders discussed a range of issues, including expanding cooperation between Israel and Rwanda,” the tweet reads.

“Regarding the migrant issue, Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed with President Kagame who made clear that he would only accept a process that fully complies with international law,” reads the tweet.

Both Heads of States held discussions after Government of Rwanda this week issued a statement denying secret deal with Israel on asylum seekers.

The statement followed rumors that have been circulating in the media saying that both governments have signed secret deal to receive asylum seekers.

“In reference to the rumors that have been recently spread in the media, the Government of Rwanda wishes to inform that it has never signed any secret deal with Israel regarding the relocation of African migrants. In this regard, Rwanda’s policy vis-à-vis Africans in need of a home, temporary or permanent, within our country’s means, remains open doors,” reads the statement.

Kagame and Netanyahu meet in Davos
The two leaders discussed a range of issues, including expanding cooperation between Israel and Rwanda
President Kagame and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Davos

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