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Kagame meets Rwandans in Belgium

By the independent team & agencies

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrived in Brussels over the weekend at the head of a large delegation for a four-day state visit to Belgium, the government said on Monday, Dec.6.

An official statement from the President’s Office in Kigali said attended the fifth edition of the European Development Days and held talks with Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme.

The two leaders held bilateral talks, after which Kagame was hosted to a special luncheon.

Addressing to 2,500 Rwandans from across West Europe on Dec.5, President Kagame told the gathering that Rwanda belongs to all of them.

What everyone seeks is a Rwanda for Rwandans, not for Tutsis, or Hutus or Twas or even foreigners, but for Rwandans, the statement said, stressing the national unity.

Since January 2009, the Belgian government has committed to release 38.12 million euros to Rwanda, as part of the two countries’ development cooperation framework covering health, agriculture and good governance.

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