“I wish to endorse the Chancellor’s call for more focus on digitalization as a strategy for youth employment. The Smart Africa Secretariat is an ideal platform for cooperation in this area. It already has half the number of countries on our continent and continuing to enlist more going forward and merits the support from Germany, from again Madam Chancellor’s stewardship. Madam Chancellor, I close with a personal word of appreciation for the strong and productive ties that have flourished between Africa and Germany, and in particular, I thank you for the strong relations with my country, Rwanda during your tenure.” President Kagame remarks at the G20 Compact with Africa Conference hosted by Germany Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel | Berlin, 19 November 2019.

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