The Rwandan High Commissioner to India, Williams Nkurunziza, on Thursday, emphasised the commitment of the Government and the Rwandan people to tell the truth about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and take lessons from it.
The High Commissioner made the remarks during events to mark the 17th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
Nkurunziza said the truth will ensure that the lessons of unity, democracy and good governance that have enabled the rebirth of Rwanda from the rubble into one of Africa’s vibrant states are not compromised by forces of revisionists.
The ceremony was the first of a series of events held to honour the victims of the Genocide.
"Our commitment to truth has informed our policies of governance and transparency in the conduct of our politics and delivery of services to our people. Many of you know that these have earned our country international accolades,” the envoy told over 200 people gathered in New Delhi.
Ambassador Gurjit Singh, an official in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, commended the resilience of the Rwandan People after the Genocide and reassured them of his country’s continued support.
Commemoration events will continue in other Indian states, where a number of students are pursuing their university education.