As Rwanda began the 29th commemoration on 7th April 2023, different countries , individuals and international organizations joined Rwandans to honour slain victims.
The Genocide against the Tutsi which lasted for 100 days left over 1 million victims killed over their innate personality.
The messages mainly revolved around standing in solidarity with Rwandans , and reaffirming commitment to prevent reoccurrence of the dark history.
On 23rd March 2018, The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that changed the designation of April 7 to "the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda" from the name of "the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda" that had been used since December 2004.
However, there are individuals and countries that refuse to use the right appellation for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
In a message posted on his Twitter handle, President Kagame thanked those who stood in solidarity with Rwanda noting that this mourning period should be an opportunity to reflect on what happened and know the truth.
“We appreciate leaders and friends from across the world who sent messages of solidarity during this period. Even for those who want to find their own words for what our country went through, KWIBUKA is an opportunity to reflect and keep getting closer to the TRUTH. Important to move in right direction,” he tweeted on Sunday.