Kagame chairs the Presidential Advisory Council ahead of addressing the 74th UN General Assembly

On 23 September 2019 at 11:37

President Paul Kagame is in New York, the United States of America where he arrived on Sunday to attend the 74th United Nations, General Assembly.

Ahead of the summit which opens today, the Head of State on Sunday chaired the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), a group of eminent Rwandan and International experts who offer strategic advice and guidance to the President and the Rwandan government at large.

Discussions at PAC are aimed at identifying innovative and pragmatic interventions that drive Rwanda’s socio-economic development. President Kagame thanked members for staying the course over a decade.

"There are times when many people gave up on us including our own but those who stayed have nothing lacking in the spirit of fighting on. From that time, we have rebuilt and the people of Rwanda have been a central part of this story," said Kagame.

Launched on 26 September 2007, PAC meets in April and in September every year.

The statement released by the presidency reads that President Kagame is on Tuesday this week expected to address world leaders at the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

This year’s general debate is themed “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action, and inclusion”.

All 193 Member States of the Organization are represented in the General Assembly - one of the six main organs of the UN - to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace and security and international law among other subjects.

The 73rd UN General Assembly took place from 24th to 27th September 2018.

President Paul Kagame is in New York, the United States of America to attend the 74th United Nations, General Assembly