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CHOGM 2022: Rwanda's President Kagame Receives Prince Charles

posted onJune 22, 2022

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame have received Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla at Urugwiro Village which is President Kagame's office.

In a message posted on Rwanda presidency Twitter handle, they discussed existing partnerships and areas of mutual interest.

"On the sidelines of #CHOGM2022, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame received Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall @ClarenceHouse at Urugwiro Village where they discussed existing partnerships and areas of mutual interest," the office of the president said in a tweet.

President Kagame with Prince Charles 

Prince Charles and his wife arrived in Kigali in the night of June 21 on the occasion of the official opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

According to Rwandan media, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and laid a wrath in honour of victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

The Memorial is home to over 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

According to his itinerary, Prince Charles is also on Wednesday expected to travel to Bugesera for several engagements, including visits to Ntarama Genocide Memorial, as well as a reconciliation village and an agricultural project.

Whereas, the First Lady and Duchess of Cornwall are expected to visit a public library and attend an event on ending violence against women and girls, alongside Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

First lady of Rwanda
The first lady of Rwanda with Prince Charles's wife

Prince Charles is in Rwanda to represent his mother, Queen Elizabeth to preside over Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) currently underway in Kigali.

Commonwealth leaders meet for CHOGM every two years although this is the first time they’re convening since 2018, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s edition is running under the theme, ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’.

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