Serena Hotel, December 19th, 2012

Your Excellency, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni;

Visiting Heads of Delegations;

Leaders of our Government’s High Institutions;

Honourable Ministers, Senators and Members of Parliament;

Members of the Diplomatic Corps;

Distinguished Guests;

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen;

This occasion takes place in a context that calls for greater unity, collaboration and solidarity of the African people.

Our generation has the duty to create the necessary conditions for our social and economic development and ensure that this continent is placed at a level where its voice commands respect among the other nations of the world. We owe it to our people and we cannot afford to fail.

The Rwandese Patriotic Front, like the political movements represented here, has set itself the important task of delivering on the expectations of our people. Our Movement is only too happy to work with you all in that endeavour so that we can altogether realise shared success and prosperity.

It is now my great pleasure to invite you all to join me in a toast to the good health of His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to you Heads of delegations visiting with us, and to the friendship and prosperity of our people.

Thank you, and have a good evening.