“Speaking the truth is risky. But you do it because it is right, even when it costs you something, even when it is unpopular. Despite some loud noises and voices, President Macron took this step. Politically and morally, this was an act of tremendous courage. The truth heals. This is the principle upon which Rwanda’s entire project of national unity and reconciliation is based. That has been our experience as Rwandans. There is no shortcut. Fundamentally, this visit is about the future, not the past. France and Rwanda are going to relate much better, to the benefit of both our peoples, economically, politically, and in terms of culture.” President Kagame in a Joint Press Conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.