Kigali, 28 June 2017

President Kagame has today received in audience members of the American Jewish Community who are ending a four-day visit to Rwanda. The group originates mostly from the United States but also South Africa and Germany.

Speaking to press after the meeting the head of delegation, Eliseo Neuman said the delegation he led sought to explore ways of working with Rwanda and Africa in general as the first Africa-focused initiative in a mainstream American Jewish organization, by providing a forum for the political, religious and business leadership of Africa to interact with counterparts in the Jewish community and its connections beyond.

Stanley M. Bergman, a member of AJC and the Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, a US-based distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies, said he was moved by the business environment and opportunities the country has to offer.

“We have found that Rwanda would be an excellent place to do business; the government is supportive and transparent; it is a safe place, clean and a highly educated workforce. This is a good place to do business. We are laying a foundation now for advancing business between the Jewish Community, the United States of America and Rwanda”

He said that the team was impressed by how Rwandans have put aside the dark history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi to forge a united nation