October 1, 2022

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U.S Secretary Antony Blinken arrived in Kigali

The U.S Secretary Antony Blinken has arrived in Kigali on Wednesday as he starts a three days visit to Rwanda.

According to Ned Price, U.S Government Spokesperson, Blinken will meet with Rwandan leaders and civil society members on a range of key issues.

The Secretary will focus on the role the government of Rwanda can play in reducing tensions and ongoing violence in eastern DRC. 

He will also raise democracy and human rights concerns, including transnational repression, limiting space for dissent and political opposition, and the wrongful detention of U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Paul Rusesabagina.

On Rusesabagina cases, many Rwandans found that the detention of Rusesabagine has followed legal procedures and that it is not a matter of debate.

At his arrival in Kigali, Secretary Blinken was received by Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta together with with the U.S Embassy representative.

More details to follow.

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