The president of France, Emmanuel Macron has said on Tuesday that he would travel for the first time to Rwanda at the end of this month.
According to the President of France, this trip is to renew the diplomatic relations between both countries and would be responsible for burying the hatchet of France’s involvement in the 1994 Tutsi wars.
“I can confirm that I will be travelling to Rwanda at the end of May, and that the focus will be on politics and remembrance, as well as economics, health and the future,” French President, Emmanuel Macron said during a press conference.
“We are also keen with President Kagame to write a new page in the relationship, and to carry out highly structuring projects, in line with what we have just mentioned,” the French President added.
President Kagame And His Ties With President Of France
This call from the President of France came, following the Rwandan president, Paul Kagame’s meeting with many former French army officers who served in Rwanda between the years of 1990 and 1994.
A move seen to add to the growing criticism over France’s role, who was found by a recent report to bear “heavy and overwhelming responsibilities” in the tragedy.