“Both our countries have endured difficult histories. There is no doubt about it. However, no nation is forever hostage to its past. There is always a choice that can be made, collectively, to build a future, in which every citizen has a sense of dignity and belonging. For Rwanda, the key factor in our peacebuilding process was a firm commitment to national unity. We endeavour to find solutions to our problems through dialogue and consensus. Politics should bring people together to promote the well-being of everyone, not create divisions. Rwandans were supported on our journey by our brothers and sisters in Africa, and beyond. It is therefore an honour for our country to be able to share whatever we have and our experiences wherever useful.” President Kagame remarks during his one-day State Visit to Central African Republic | Bangui, 15 October 2019.

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