VILLAGE URUGWIRO - A visiting Senator from the United States has commended the development that has been registered in Rwanda in just 14 years after the Genocide.
Democrat Senator Bill Nelson made this observation on Saturday shortly after meeting President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro.
“Rwanda has achieved a lot in the past few years following what happened here, and this is especially because of the leadership of President Kagame that has promoted national unity,” said Nelson.
“Rwanda is on the right course and the pace at which it is progressing, it will soon be a shining example for the rest of Africa and all this is brought about by the good leadership that is in place,” he said.
Nelson, who is a member of the intelligence and arms committee of the US senate, came to Rwanda after touring East African countries of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
“I also discussed with Rwandan Senators looking at ways we can develop relations between the two Senates, but the major reason we came here was to show our appreciation to the President on the tremendous development that has been registered in the country,” he said.
Rwandan Senator Aloysia Inyumba, who also attended Nelson’s meeting with the President, said that Nelson had earlier met with some of his Rwandan counterparts including the vice president of the Senate, Prosper Higiro.
“We discussed different issues especially regarding fostering cooperation with the US Senate through what we call parliamentary diplomacy,” Inyumba said.
She added that during the meeting with Senators, they briefed the Americans on several issues especially related to the country’s development, and said they are considering visiting the US to harness this cooperation.