Buenos Aires, 29 November 2018
President Kagame has arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the invitation of President Mauricio Macri to participate in the G20 Leaders’ Summit where as serving chairperson of the African Union, he is expected to speak at a working lunch on “Putting People First” to discuss technology, youth jobs and women’s empowerment.
Held under the theme ‘Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development,’ the two day Summit is where the largest economies of the world are provided a space for leaders to engage in discussions on the most significant and relevant global issues. It brings together 19 countries and the EU. Also in attendance are countries chairing key regional groupings like AU (Rwanda), ASEAN(Singapore), NEPAD (Senegal) and CARICOM (Jamaica).
President will also hold a tripartite meeting ahead of the summit with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and President Macky Sall of Senegal as the Chair of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee.
Major key priorities of the African continent to be highlighted at the forum include: increase continent’s level of engagement with the G20, strengthen G20’s commitments to Africa’s Agenda 2063 and a greater integration of African economies in the global economy.
Rwandan and Argentinian Ministers of Foreign Affairs signed a cooperation agreement at the G20 MOFA meeting in May in Buenos Aires.
President Macri will host a Leaders’ dinner for all attending Heads of State.