Jerusalem, 18 June 2013

On the second day of his three day visit to Israel, President Kagame met with thirty Rwanda students undergoing training offered through the ongoing partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture of Rwanda and Israel.

President Kagame encouraged the students to make the most of their training in Israel:

“Your mission here is to build relationships that will be a foundation that links people of both our nations and to gain the kind of knowledge that will lead to results and transformation in your field.”

The students represented by Ernest Nshimiyimana thanked President Kagame for his leadership and shared their common vision to implement what they have learned by establishing an irrigation project on returning to Rwanda at the end of their studies.

Earlier, President Kagame was guest of honour at an event hosted by Anne Heyman, founder of Agahozo Shalom alongside Yosef Abramowitz, founder of Energiya Global who have partnered to provide renewable energy to Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Eastern Rwanda.

Speaking to twenty leaders from the private and public sectors, President Kagame shared Rwanda’s journey of recovery:

“Rwanda’s story is about more than just a socio-economic process. It is about rebuilding a society that had been shattered. We have seen that it is possible, with the will of the people, no challenge is insurmountable. We have seen how far people have come in Rwanda and with partnerships this process can only be accelerated.”

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin welcomed President Kagame to Israel and expressed his country’s interest in finding additional ways to strengthen bilateral ties and share solutions to common challenges.

President Kagame and Mrs Jeannette Kagame ended the second day of their visit at a reception held in honor of President Shimon Peres’ 90th Birthday.