Kagame was yesterday speaking at the Namibian State House Banquet hosted in their honor by President Hage Gottfried Geingob and First Lady Geingos.
Accompanied by First Lady Jeannette Kagame, Kagame arrived in Namibia yesterday for a three-day state visit aimed at promoting bilateral relations.
“President Geingob and I, together with other African leaders, will continue to work together to resolve the problems that have prevented our abundantly blessed continent, and its resourceful people, from reaching our full potential,” pointed out Kagame.
“There is no reason Africa should continue to be marginalized if we collaborate and speak with one voice to achieve a mutually respectful and beneficial partnership with the rest of the world,” he added.
The President also expressed delight to be in Namibia to reinforce the friendship between both countries which is crucial to growing opportunities for their people.
He highlighted that Namibia and Rwanda share ambitions towards supporting African integration and solidarity which should be rooted to make Africa a respected continent.
“It is also no accident that both Namibia and Rwanda attach tremendous importance to African integration and solidarity. Namibia has been a firm supporter of African Union reforms and was among the first countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area. Through President Geingob, Namibia is also a highly respected voice in regional security and other matters. I have benefited from his counsel,” said Kagame.
The President stressed that it is natural for both countries to work to deepen the bilateral relations in terms of trade, investment, and development.
“Namibia and Rwanda will be cooperating much more closely, in a variety of ways going forward,” he assured.