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Kagame in France to attend Summits on Sudan, Financing African Economies

By IGIHE
On 17 May 2021 at 07:26

President Paul Kagame has arrived in France where he will attend the International Conference on Sudan and the Summit on Financing African Economies, the Presidency has revealed.

These meetings are scheduled on 17th and 18th May 2021.

It is expected that French President Emmanuel Macron will chair the meeting discussing how Sudan can be helped to restore good reputation at the global scene.

President Kagame has met with Kristalina Georgieva , the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and his counterpart of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde ahead of scheduled conference on Sudan and Summit on Financing African Economies.

Jeune Afrique recently revealed that Kagame is also expected to meet with former France military officers deployed on working mission in Rwanda between 1990 and 1994 during the liberation struggle.

Rwanda, France have been going through the journey to revitalize worsened relations due to the lack of willingness to admit complicity during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

In 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron commissioned a team of expert researchers and historians to review archives on Rwanda, France relations between 1990 and 1994 analyzing the country’s role during Genocide against Tutsi.

The report presented to Macron on 26th March 2021 revealed that France bears "heavy and overwhelming responsibilities" over tragic history that led to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which took lives of over 1 million victims.

The Government of Rwanda welcomed the report saying it "represents an important step toward a common understanding of France’s role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi".

Recently in April 2021, Prof. Vincent Duclert who headed the team of expert researchers and historians who analyzed French Government’s official archives presented the report to President Paul Kagame in Kigali.

On 19th May 2021, Rwanda released own report showing France’s role during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Bob Muse, a partner at Levy Firestone Muse presented findings of the report to the Government of Rwanda during a special cabinet meeting that convened at Village Urugwiro.

The 600-page report is entitled “A Foreseeable Genocide: The Role of the French Government in Connection with the Genocide against the Tutsi.”

Appearing on RBA talk show in April, the Minister of Justice and State Attorney General Johnston Busingye explained that the report ‘is a great milestone’ that emphasizes facts spoken about France for so long and observed that its findings complement ‘Duclert report’.

President Paul Kagame with Kristalina Georgieva , the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
President Paul Kagame also met with his counterpart of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde ahead of scheduled conference on Sudan and Summit on Financing African Economies.

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