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US Ambassador to Rwanda paid a courtesy call on the President of the Senate

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On Tuesday, 14 January 2020, the President of the Senate Right Hon. Augustin Iyamuremye received H.E Peter H. Vrooman, the United States Ambassador to Rwanda in a courtesy meeting. 

The US Ambassador Vrooman said that in their interactions they talked about a bilateral relationship between Rwanda and the United States of America and agreed to strengthen it.

He also extended his gratitude on the way Rwandans are committed to rebuilding their country by promoting unit and reconciliation process after the tragedy of Genocide against Tutsi in 1994.

“I do believe that Americans and others can learn from Rwanda’s experience to build the country, I took interest to know the process of reintegrating illegal forces who have been repatriated recently to Rwanda and to know how people who have been in enemy positions are demobilized and reintegrated in society”. He added. 

President of the Senate Dr Iyamuremye Augustin said that there is a long-standing bilateral relationship between the United States and the Republic of Rwanda and both countries are committed to strengthening further that cooperation through diplomacy.

President of the Senate stated that they exchanged a lot on the background of the cooperation between two countries which started in 1962, both countries want to leverage the existing collaboration by promoting parliamentary diplomacy between the Senate of Rwanda and The Senate of the United States of America. 

The United of States America works in partnership with Rwanda in different sectors such as providing basic health services; expanding economic opportunities particularly through a strengthened agricultural production and food security program; protecting and promoting the country’s unique biodiversity; expanding access to electricity, and improving the educational system, security and peace etc.