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Macron honors Genocide victims at Kigali Memorial

By IGIHE
On 27 May 2021 at 10:05

French President, Emmanuel Macron has visited Kigali Genocide Memorial where he paid tribute to over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi laid there.

As he arrived at Kigali International Airport today morning, Macron was welcomed by Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta.

He was later welcomed by his counterpart of Rwanda, Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro around 9am from where he headed to Kigali Genocide Memorial.

At the memorial, Macron has been welcomed by the Minister of Justice and State Attorney General, Johnston Busingye and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta among others.

Before laying wreaths at the mass graves, Macron toured different facilities at the memorial to learn more about tragic history that led to the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Macron is the second French President visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial after Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2010.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Dria and parliamentarians including Hervé Berville hailing from Nyamirambo in Rwanda are among top officials accompanying Macron on his historical visit.

Macron is in Rwanda for two-day maiden visit since he took office in 2017.

French President, Emmanuel Macron has visited Kigali Genocide Memorial where he paid tribute to over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi laid there.

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