Our country is peaceful- President Kagame
The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said that in the past 30 years, they refused to grow old in exile and decided to take their future into their own hands by liberating Rwanda, which was divided due to ethnic groups and divisions.
The history of Rwanda is a topic that President Kagame returned to this Thursday morning in Washington, United States of America, when he and Mrs. Jeannette Kagame participated in a prayer ceremony for this country known as the ‘National Prayer Breakfast’.
President Kagame join close to 3,500 guests including US Cabinet members, US Congress members, the diplomatic corps in Washington, UN diplomats, & US and foreign business leaders.
President Kagame’s speech this morning touched the hearts of many on the day Rwanda celebrated the Rwandan Heroes for the 30th time, including the soldiers who agreed to shed their blood in the struggle to liberate Rwanda.
President Kagame said: “Today, after everything that opposes us, our country is peaceful, it is developing, people are working for each other, and above all, the country is united.”
He explained how he and countless other Rwandans grew up or grew old in foreign camps, without a country, and forgot about their heritage.
He continued: “In 1990, we took our destiny in our hands; we are going to liberate Rwanda from racial tyranny, and we will re-create a Rwanda for all Rwandans, free from any kind of discrimination.”
President Kagame emphasised that reconciliation is what makes countries exist and changes families that are enemies, and he confirmed that this is part of the daily journey Rwanda is on.
He said that the responsibility of leaders is to give confidence to those they lead to stop disbelief, because that is what helps to change the wrong perception of the next generation.
The United States of America prayer service is held annually, an event that brings together US Cabinet members, US Congress members, the diplomatic corps in Washington, UN diplomats, & US and foreign business leader.