Busan, 30 November 2011

President Kagame has met and held bilateral discussions with the South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak. President Kagame also met the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon.

With the Korean President, President Kagame discussed a wide range of issues including development, infrastructure, trade and investment. President Lee pledged Korea’s support in nurturing skilled human resources in Rwanda through Seoul-funded projects, especially in the area of Information and Communications Technology. President Kagame thanked the Korean President for the continued support Korea provides to Rwanda in areas of agriculture, ICT and Education.

United Nations Secretary General appreciated President Kagame’s strong remarks during the opening of the High Level Forum on aid effectiveness, pointing out that Rwanda continues to inspire other African countries. President Kagame and Ban Ki Moon also discussed development in the Great Lakes region, including elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Secretary General also thanked President Kagame for hosting a successful peace building conference in Rwanda of which the outcome is quite promising. He also thanked President Kagame for his leadership and drive as co-chair of the MDG group and Rwanda’s contribution to peacekeeping in Darfur and South Sudan.