Kagame commends Africa participation at 45th G7 Summit

By IGIHE
On 27 August 2019 at 01:57

President Paul Kagame arrived in Biarritz, France on Sunday morning to attend a two-day G7 summit held for the 45th time in which Rwanda and four other African countries were invited.

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.

The same day, Kagame attended a luncheon hosted by African Union Chairperson, the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ahead of G7 Summit.

It 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.

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.

On Monday, Kagame also addressed the G7 Summit session on “Climate, biodiversity and oceans”.

The summit that ran from 24th to 26th August 2019 was concluded yesterday evening.

Following the conclusion of the Summit yesterday, Kagame thanked G7 leaders for inviting the participation of Africa to discuss how to address global challenges.

“Credit and thanks to Emmanuel Macron and the G7 leaders for inviting the participation of Africa to think and act together to confront the various Global Challenges. That is what it should be!” he said in a tweet.

Kagame also thanked African leaders who attended the Summit noting that they made an excellent representation of the continent.

During his stay in France, Kagame also met with President Emmanuel Macron.
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.

Kagame thanked African leaders who attended the Summit noting that they made an excellent representation of the continent.
Kagame thanked G7 leaders for inviting the participation of Africa to discuss how to address global challenges.
From left: President of Senegal, Macky Sall; Emmanuel Macron of France; Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt and President Kagame
During his stay in France, Kagame also met with President Emmanuel Macron.
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.

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