“I want to welcome you to Rwanda. Ours is a country that was torn apart by genocide and division, just a generation ago. Today, we are a nation transformed, in heart, mind, and body. Three-quarters of our population are young people, with no memory of those events. Everything we do, including joining the Commonwealth in 2009, is aimed at making sure that our people are connected, included, and forward-looking. We are delighted that, through CHOGM, you have the opportunity to get to know us, and we aim to repay that trust, with many years of continued friendship.” President Kagame | CHOGM Opening Ceremony | Kigali, 24 June 2022.