Jerusalem, 17 June 2013
President Kagame accompanied by Mrs Jeannette Kagame today arrived in Jerusalem, Israel to attend the fifth Israel Presidential Conference. Themed “The Human Factor in Shaping Tomorrow”, this year’s Presidential Conference will also mark the 90th birthday of Israel’s President, Shimon Peres. Shortly after arrival, President Kagame and Mrs Kagame attended a reception hosted by President Peres alongside former US President William J. Clinton.
During the three-day visit to Israel, President Kagame will visit the Kibbutz Shfayim where he will meet thirty Rwandan students currently in an agriculture training program that is part of a partnership between the Rwandan and Israeli agriculture ministries. The program which focuses on horticulture and irrigation is set grow to over 100 students as part of efforts to strengthen cooperation in one of Rwanda’s priority sectors.
President Kagame is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with both President Peres as well as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
President Kagame participated in the first Presidential Conference in 2008. This year’s conference will discuss the future in relation to key issues including geopolitics, economics, society, environment, culture, identity, education and new media.