Washington DC, 4 August 2014

President Kagame arrived today in Washington, DC where he will be attending the three day US Africa Summit alongside over forty African leaders. President Kagame began with a dinner hosted by Pan African leaders in honor of Ambassador Andrew Young.

President Kagame began by recognizing the importance of Andrew Young’s lifelong work and struggle for justice:

“Andrew Young, alongside those with whom he fought the struggle for freedom and civil rights, here in the United States, is testament that one generation can, indeed, bring about transformational change.”

Paying tribute to Ambassador Young fight for dignity for all:

We thank Ambassador Young for his lifelong commitment to peace, freedom, and civil rights, his passionate commitment to securing Africa’s place in the global economy, and for his unshakable confidence in the future of Rwanda and its people.”

Other notable personalities who shared their tribute to Andrew Young included, President Clinton and Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet wireless.

Prior to the dinner honoring Andrew Young, President Kagame received Ambassador Samantha Power of the United Nations.

During the second day of the summit, President Kagame will be attending the US Africa Business forum where he will be speaking on the topic, Game Plan: Shaping The Future Of A Fast-Growing Continent alongside President Macky Sall, President Jacob Zuma, President Kikwete and President Marzoui.

The US Africa Business forum brings together African Heads of State and business owners. The forum is hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and will focus on trade and investment opportunities on the continent. Other speakers at the US Africa Business Forum include US Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Jim Young Kim of the World Bank and Ambassador Susan Rice.