Kagame visiting the South Korean city of Busan in October 2014.
|President of Rwanda|
22 April 2000
Acting: 24 March 2000 â€“ 22 April 2000
|Preceded by||Pasteur Bizimungu|
23 October 1957 |
(now Nyarutovu, Rwanda)
|Political party||Rwandan Patriotic Front|
|Children||4, including Ange|
In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development.
Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.
There is a need to take advantage of the change that has taken place in the Congo, however tragic that has been in its coming.
There are some who are scared by unity and by building a country on the basis of ideas.
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
You kept quiet… When these victims wanted your help to survive, you kept quiet.
Such problems are not solved in one day but there is a great step toward peace and security in the region.