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Russian Parliamentary visit the Parliament of Rwanda

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On this Saturday April 6, 2019 a Parliamentary delegation from Russia led by Hon. IGOR N. Morozov, Deputy Chairperson of the Council of the Federation Committee on Science, Education and Culture paid a courtesy call on the President of the Senate and the Speaker of Chamber of Deputies respectively.

Speaking to the media after visiting the Parliament, Hon Morozov told the media that their visit to Rwanda aims at joining the Rwandans to start the commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994

He said that is their discussion with Rwanda parliament authorities they talked about the role of Russia in arresting the Genocide perpetrators who are still roaming worldwide so that they can dragged before the court.

“Russia on its part had supported the resolution which was taken at the level of General assembly of United Nation that why we are open and we are absolutely ready to work together in order to bring to the judge all this people responsible to the Genocide” He said

President of the Senate Rt Hon. Bernard Makuza said that even though there isn’t any particular relationship between the parliaments of two countries, the Rwandans appreciate the way Russia and Rwanda support each other in different forums where the two parliament are associated.

President of the Senate also appreciated the commitment and enthusiasm of Russia Parliamentarians who showed their will of joining Rwandans in the 25th commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi which is the main signal that shows that the Government of Russi stands on Rwandans ‘side.

We have deeply thanked our Russian who come to represent their Government and their Parliament in particular, in this action of commemorating Genocide against Tutsi.  And it was also our opportunity to tell them that we appreciated their support and influence in United Nation while it was taking decision of making the 7th April as the date of International day of commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi.” He said

Recently, Rwanda and Russia signed an inter-governmental cooperation agreement on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, according to a statement released by the government. This agreement was signed on in the capital Moscow during the visit to Russia by a Rwandan delegation led by Infrastructure Minister Hon. Claver Gatete.