“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.