On the second day of the World Economic Forum that is underway in Davos, Switzerland, the president of the Republic of Rwanda has met different leaders and dignitaries from around the world including David Cameroon the former UK Prime Minister.
President Kagame has, on the first day of the meeting met with Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg, South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Alibaba Group chairman, Jack Ma and IFAD president Gilbert Houngbo where the president Kagame said to have had insightful talks with them.
The 48th World Economic Forum continued today on its second day where President of the Republic Paul Kagame delivered his statement on Peace-Building in Africa discussion which were attended by President Alpha Condé of Guinea, Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre, President of World Economic Forum BørgeBrende, Tony Blair and John Kerry.
President Kagame called for countries that it is still critical to own their challenges to get to effective solutions and to build their capacity an instance of the case to Rwanda.
“You cannot import solutions from outside and impose them on people and expect them to work. It cannot. I’m speaking from my experience. We owned our solutions and were opened minded to others but there is absolutely need to own the process. People were telling us we need to divide our country into different states but we laughed it off. We told them we are having a conversation as Rwandans so who and how are you telling us to do?” said Kagame
Kagame concluded the statement by reiterating the need to own challenges as a certain way for people to cope with challenges and to build their own capacity.
Kagame has later today, attended Africa Agricultural Transformation roundtable discussions that were chaired by Ethiopian Prime Minister HailemariamDesalegn with Bill Gates, founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
With two more days to go for World Economic Forum, President Kagameis expected to meet the United States President Donald Trump to discuss various issues on African Continent as the White House has informed.
The Express News