The luncheon was also attended by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso, Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.
Kagame arrived in France yesterday morning where Rwanda joined Australia, Burkina Faso, Chile, Egypt, India, Senegal, and South Africa as the 8 non-member states taking part in this year’s G7 summit.
Later in the afternoon, Kagame participated in the G7 and Africa partnership meeting, Sunday afternoon.
The session discussed security in the Sahel region and also looked into the key achievements of the G7 and Africa partnership with a special focus on women entrepreneurship, digital transformation and the fight against corruption.
G7, also known as the Group of Seven, is made up of seven countries – which are among the largest economies of the world.
G7 is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the seven largest advanced economies in the world: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Between 1997 and 2014, the group included Russia and was known as the Group of Eight, and had for a year been known as the Group of Six before the 1976 inclusion of Canada.
As of 2018, the seven countries involved represent 58% of the global net wealth ($317 trillion) and more than 46% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) based on nominal values, and more than 32% of the global GDP based on purchasing power parity.
President Kagame alongside Presidents @Macky_Sall of Senegal, @rochkaborepf of Burkina Faso, @CyrilRamaphosa of South Africa,AUC Chairperson @AUC_MoussaFaki are now attending a lunch hosted by AU Chairperson, President el Sisi ahead of the G7&Africa Partnership meeting #G7Summit pic.twitter.com/3hGALSySsu
— Presidency | Rwanda (@UrugwiroVillage) August 25, 2019