Kigali, 14 April 2014

President Kagame today received Milleille Balestrazzi, the Interpol President who is in the country to attend the Interpol International Expert Meeting, the first meeting of its kind to be held in a country that experienced genocide. She was accompanied to the meeting by Ronald Noble, the Interpol Secretary General.

Speaking to the Press after the meeting, the Interpol President said her discussions with President Kagame concerned the upcoming 84th Interpol General Assembly which will be hosted by Rwanda, and plans by Interpol to track down genocide suspects.

“We had a pleasant meeting with the President and we talked about the impressive progress that this country has realized in just 20 years. We also talked about plans by Interpol offer support in tracking down genocide suspects around the world and make sure they face justice.”

The Rwanda Commissioner General of Police, Emmanuel Gasana said Rwanda welcomed the plans by Interpol to offer support in apprehending genocide suspects, saying this will help bring to justice the many suspects who are still at large.