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.