New York, September 20 2010

President Kagame on September 20 attended the opening session of the UN MDG Summit, where the UN Secretary General asked world leaders to honor their pledges on poverty and urged the rich not to cut aid to the poor in order to balance the budget.

President Kagame also held separate bilateral meetings with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Prime Minister Yves Leterme of Belgium and was later a guest at a luncheon hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  He is scheduled to address the MDG Summit on Tuesday, 21 September 2010.