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  • President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame attend Gem-Tech Awards at ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.

    Busan - 28 October 2014

  • President Kagame visits Korea Telecom Headquarters in Seoul.

    South Korea - 29 October 2014

     

  • There is no doubt about the attractiveness of investing in Africa. I invite all of you to Rwanda.” – President Kagame speaks at UK-Rwanda Forum Trade & Investment Forum

    London - 22 October 2014

     

  • “Those who have lived through it should never experience it again. Those who have not experienced it should never have to. This proves that we should not wait for anyone to do us a favor." President Kagame speaks to Rwandans living in the UK

    London - 21 October 2014

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President Kagame and President Park hold bilateral meeting

Busan, 29 October 2014

President Kagame and President Park Geun-hye held a bilateral meeting during the second day of President Kagame's visit to South Korea.

Held at Blue House, the South Korean Presidential residence and office, the meeting focused on the growing bilateral relations between South Korea and Rwanda.

With South Korea's achieving transformation from a developing nation to top twenty economies in the world, the two Presidents discussed the opportunities for collaboration stemming from the similarities that define both Rwanda and South Korea's vision. The two Presidents expressed that Korea's history makes the nation a natural partner in Rwanda's journey of socio-economic transformation.

A key similarity discussed is the commitment to self reliance through homegrown initiatives- particularly Umuganda in Rwanda and Saemaul Udong (New Village Movement) in South Korea. The latter was established in 1970 as a means to modernize rural areas and ensure community's participation in economic growth through diligence, self-help and community work. The initiative is largely credited for South Korea's rural development.

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We owe a sustainable, inclusive and secure future to future generations

Busan, 28 October 2014

President Kagame today addressed the 19th Plenipotentiary Conference held in Busan, South Korea, where he commended outgoing ITU Secretary General, Dr. Hamadoun Toure for his good work during his tenure as Secretary General of ITU, and congratulated the Secretary General elect, Houlin Zhao.

Stating Rwanda’s enthusiasm to work with the new ITU team, President Kagame pointed out the transformational role ICTs have played in Rwanda and beyond:

“The world, particularly we in developing countries, have seen the immense opportunities of a connected and borderless world. Our collective aspiration is to further extend these possibilities to all of mankind.”

President Kagame mentioned governance, education, agriculture, health, business and infrastructure as some of the key sectors that have been transformed by greater access to ICT.

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Inclusive growth key to citizen participation

London, 22 October 2014

This morning in London, President Kagame gave the keynote address at the UK-Rwanda Trade and Investment forum that brought together over three hundred business leaders in various sectors including energy, mining and banking.

Speaking on the current business opportunities in Rwanda, DFID Minister of State, Desmond Swayne, described Rwanda as a transformed nation:

“Rwanda is a country that is absolutely transformed from the human disaster area of 20 years when the world turned its back on Rwanda into the modern, safe, prosperous and corruption free zone that it is today. It is an example of what Prime Minister has called the golden thread of development where open and free markets, coincide with a government with strong institutions that are accountable and democratic and give rise to a peaceful, stable government so that people can trade their way to prosperity. In that respect, Rwanda sets an example to the continent and the rest of the world.”

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Don't wait for anybody to do you a favor

London, 22 October 2014

President Kagame ended the second day of his visit with an interactive discussion with hundreds of Rwandans living in the UK and neighboring nations. The Rwandans gathered at Grange Hotel welcomed President Kagame to London and thanked him for the continuous inclusive relationship.

Thanking the participants for their support, President Kagame called on Rwandans to continue standing up for their dignity:

“If you are unwilling to fight for what you believe in, you are worth nothing. A nation and the dignity of its citizens are worth fighting for.”

“No one should decide how our citizens live, ration how much they eat or how much they get out of their lives. Those who have lived through it should never experience it again. Those who have not experienced it should never have to. This proves that we should not wait for anyone to do us a favor.” President Kagame added.

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