Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pays homage to the victims of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali, Rwanda in 1994 and is seeking to build an agreement with the British Federation to prevent a new humanitarian crisis.
Trudeau was the first Canadian Prime Minister to visit the Kigali Slaughter Memorial, which serves as the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims.
Trudeau dedicated a wreath to one of the tombs and crossed himself when members of the Rwandan army stood as guards and played a gloomy melody on the bugle horn.
During the conflict, more than 800,000 people were killed in 100 days, including the Tutsi and moderate Hutu.
Russia-Ukraine War Dominating Trudeau’s International Summit Tour
Trudeau is in Rwanda for a federal summit in support of Ukraine in the fight against Russia’s aggression and hopes to provide assistance in combating the geopolitical collapse of conflict.
The Federation is made up of 54 independent countries with historical ties to the British Crown, which together represent approximately 2.5 billion people.
Countries range from some of the richest economies in the world to some of the poorest.
Some of these poor countries in the Commonwealth are experiencing the pain of famine, which is becoming an imminent problem all over the world, as access to grain from Ukraine and Russia is restricted by war.
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Trudeau will meet with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, the organizer of the summit, and attend a state supper with Foreign Minister Melanie Joly.
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It will be an opportunity to win support for the unlikely federal consensus on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Rwanda was one of the 10 Commonwealth countries that abstained from a UN vote condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine in March.
Ralph Gudale, Canada’s High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, said the Canadian delegation hopes to influence critical conversations on other important issues such as conflict, food security and climate change. increase.
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Gooddale, a board member of the Federal Governor, said Canada has a larger platform to stand at the summit because there are no other international powers such as the United States, Russia and China.
“We will make an important contribution to some very important international debates,” Goodale told Kigali reporters Wednesday.
“There are countries in the Commonwealth that are directly affected by the threat of hunger, and it has been brought about by many factors, including climate change, but it is now the result of the war and the invasion of Russia, especially now in Ukraine. “Goodale said.
“It is very important for Canada to have the opportunity to participate in such forums, where the voice of Canada is there, actually seeing the effects of the war in Ukraine.”
The Federal Summit will meet in person for the first time since 2018. The 2020 Summit, like most events, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trudeau arrived in Kigali on Wednesday, but the official welcome ceremony begins on Friday. Leaders are expected to sit in a series of private meetings on Friday and Saturday.
Many world leaders, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are expected to attend the summit, while others have chosen to stay home.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese are among the absentees.
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