Acknowledging the sacrifice of those spending the holiday season away from loved ones, President Kagame emphasized the significance of reflection and renewal in the New Year, urging the forces to continue their crucial role in safeguarding the nation and contributing to its development.
Commending the discipline and hard work exhibited by the defence and security forces, President Kagame highlighted their pivotal role beyond national borders.
He underscored their contribution to peace and security on the African continent through active participation in United Nations Peacekeeping and bilateral missions.
The President lauded the forces for representing Rwanda’s values with excellence and professionalism, acknowledging the significant efforts invested in restoring peace in the region.
Expressing solidarity with the families who have lost loved ones in service, President Kagame paid tribute to their sacrifices, assuring them that the nation will always stand by them.
He described the duty of defending the country as an honor and urged the forces to fulfill this duty with courage and diligence.