Kagame holds discussions with US Congressmen at Urugwiro

On 2 June 2021 at 05:32

President Paul Kagame yesterday received US Congressional delegation led by Senator Jim Inhofe representing Oklahoma State, Senator Mike Rounds representing South Dakota and Trent Kelly of Mississippi.

The Presidency has via Twitter handle revealed that discussions took place at Village Urugwiro but didn’t point out areas of discussions.

Senator James ‘Jim’ Mountain Inhofe, 86, who led the delegation has been representing Oklahoma State since 1994.

In 2018, he presented President Kagame’s outstanding achievements including the liberation struggle to stop Genocide to US Senate. Inhofe is also known for his interest in African affairs.

At the time, Inhofe said that he has friendship with many leaders on African continent including Head of States and Prime Ministers noting that there are special reasons pushing him to dedicate time to talk about one particular individual who is President ‘Paul Kagame’.

He started with the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi that took lives of over 1 million victims who were heinously killed within 100 days.

Senator Inhofe said that UN troops deployed in the country abandoned victims while the international community remained silent including Bill Clinton who was leading America at the time.

“It stopped because of one man who is Paul Kagame along with a group of Rwanda refugees from Uganda whose parents fled the country’s mass violence three decades before,” he said.

He explained that there were two choices after stopping Genocide including revenge or forgiveness and reconciliation but ‘he chose the last option’ for Rwandans to have a common future.

During his recent visit to Rwanda, he commended Rwanda’s cleanliness, registered development in terms of infrastructure, growing of tea, coffee, security and steadfast economy.

Senator Inhofe explained that Kagame has changed Africans’ mindsets to foreigners not because he doesn’t want to work with them but encouraging them to develop home grown solution towards achieving self-reliance.

Inhofe visited Rwanda at different times and held talks with President Kagame.

President Paul Kagame in a group photo with US Congressional delegation.
Kagame held talks with US Congressmen including Senator Jim Inhofe.