Kigali, 25 March 2013

The British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague was today received by President Kagame at Urugwiro Village. After the meeting, the Foreign Secretary said:

“As members of the Security Council we had a good discussion on a wide scope of issues, ranging from issues in Syria and this region. There are several positive developments in the region in a very difficult situation; including the working of regional states together, the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, all of which Rwanda has played a very positive role”

The Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, who also attended the meeting said:

“We need to assess the relationship between Rwanda and the UK the UK across a long period of time. Friends agree to disagree and our disagreements have been far less than our agreements. I have no reason to believe that the relationship between our two countries has changed dramatically. Our relationship is solid”