PM Netanyahu meets Rwandan President Kagame, both reaffirm friendship, bonds, and commitment to changing the world for the better.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday morning welcomed Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.
Thanking Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for hisspeech, Netanyahu said, “Thank you President Rivlin, for expressing what all Israelis feel when it comes to Rwanda. When it comes to you, President Kagame, your foreign minister, your delegation, you are welcome from the heart.”
“From our heart, to the heart of our people Jerusalem, you are coming back here. This is not the first time. But I can say that in one of our earlier meetings, I voiced the hope that Israel could come back to Africa in a big way, and that Africa could come back to Israel in a big way. And we discussed this for some time. And you said, well, I think I can help. And in fact, you did help.
“I would say you were the indispensable bridge on which we marched to make our return to Africa, step by step, with very sound advice, very, very wise counsel. Together we chartered this course, coming first to West Africa, where we visited among other things your beautiful country which is making impressive progress under your leadership and then other countries as well; and then West Africa. We’ll be making a third trip very soon, our third in one year
“But I have to say that it began with my conversations with President Paul Kagame. So I want to thank you Paul for helping Israel, helping Israel and Africa, helping Israel in general. Thank you, Mr. President.” (Click to Site)