Kagame, Macron hold bilateral talks
Written by: George Kalisa
Thursday, May 24th, 2018, 11:07
Rwandan President Paul Kagame held talks with President Emmanuel Macron at Palais de l'Elysée in the capital Paris during his two-day working visit to France. The discussions between the two leaders centred on ties between the African Union and Europe, sources at Village Urwigwiro said.
The duo also held a joint press conference shortly after the bilateral talks during which President Kagame said they engaged in a range of discussions on bilateral relations with his host and held interactive talks with the business leaders.
“We have engaged in a range of discussions on bilateral relations & had an interesting conversation with business leaders taking part in the Tech for Good Summit on nurturing innovation & enterprise in Africa, especially around our young people,” said Kagame.
“Africa is honored to play its part in the important role technology and the youth play in the development of our nations,” observed Kagame.
Kagame said the new partnership is an opportunity to address pertinent issues collectively alongside mutual ownership of the outcomes.
“This partnership presents a new mindset on how we need to collectively address these issues and each maintain ownership on ensuring the outcomes of this partnership benefit us all,” observed Kagame.
Concerning France and Rwanda, President Kagame said; “we must continue to play our respective roles in ensuring that this relationship is beneficial to both countries and go even further to ensure that the interests of Africa as a whole are considered”.