KIGALI - The US government has invited President Paul Kagame to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming education conference of US universities and others from developing countries. The invitation was delivered yesterday by Nina Fedoroff, the advisor on Science and Technology to the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
“I m here to invite President Kagame to be the key speaker at the conference which will bring together presidents of all universities in America and their counterparts from the developing world,” Fedoroff said after meeting with the President at Village Urugwiro.
The conference is being jointly organized by the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Fedoroff said that the purpose of the conference, slated for April 29-30 in Washington DC, was in line with efforts to enhance cooperation between US institutions of higher learning and their counterparts in developing countries. She said the partnership will mainly dwell on promotion of technology.
The Minister in charge of ICT, Science and Technology in the President’s Office, Prof. Romain Murenzi, said that the reason behind Kagame’s invitation was his noticeable passion for promotion of science and technology.