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President Kagame attends Rwanda investment session

Tianjin, 12 September 2012

President Kagame who is attending the World Economic Forum for the second day, today attended a session on Rwanda hosted by Minister of Finance, John Rwangombwa and Acting CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi.

Participants at the session that provided an in-depth perspective on Rwanda's economy and investment opportunities was attended by potential global investors drawn from various sectors, including education, ICT, energy and tourism. Many of those present expressed their commitment to making Rwanda their next investment destination.

"We are interested in investing in solar energy, tourism resorts and the ICT Park. I look forward to visiting the beautiful city of Kigali and to taking forward new projects for Rwanda,” Mr. S.P. Shukla, President of Mahinda and Mahindra Ltd said.

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President Kagame speaks at World Economic Forum in Tianjin

Tianjin, 11 September 2012

President Kagame today participated at a panel of the World Economic Forum where he shared with the participants his vision for competitiveness:

“Competitiveness is built for the purpose of having an impact on people's lives. It builds on how leadership and the people interact. it is the responsibility of leaders to create a level playing field that allows people to unleash their maximum potential.”

On Rwanda's approach to regional competitiveness, President Kagame explained that joining the East African Community allowed for increased competition:

“It makes it easier to build infrastructure that serves the entire region and resolves common challenges.”

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President Kagame meets with Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao in Tianjin

Tianjin, 11 September 2012

President Kagame was today received by China's Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao at his guest house in Tianjin for a courtesy call to discuss bilateral relations . With over 200 million dollars invested in Rwanda and over 200 jobs created, the Chinese government currently supports Rwanda in infrastructure, health, agriculture, ICT and education sectors.

The bilateral meeting was attended by Rwanda's Ambassador to China, Francois Ngarambe, Minister of Finance, John Rwangombwa and acting CEO of RDB, Clare Akamanzi. The discussion between the two Heads of States expressed their satisfaction with the current cooperation between nations.

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President Kagame meets with business community in Hong Kong

Hong Kong 10 September 2012

President Kagame was today hosted to a luncheon by members of the business community in Hong Kong to discuss the multiple business opportunities Rwanda has to offer. Introducing President Kagame, Marc Holtzman who also sits on the board of directors of the Bank of Kigali referred to Rwanda as a miracle story and described President Kagame as “a man with the vision that transformed Rwanda.”

Holtzman explained that he first learned of Rwanda’s progress when President Kagame addressed the University of Denver during his time as President of the University in 2004. It is then that his vision of Rwanda changed from a nation marked by genocide to one of admirable socio-economic transformation.

President Kagame began his address by inviting all present to be part of Rwanda's journey. “I invite you to be part of the revival of not only Rwanda but Africa. We want to look at change in the general context of the East African Community to which we belong and of Africa,” President Kagame said.

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Leadership is about ensuring people's participation - President Kagame to Hong Kong YPO

Hong Kong, 9 September 2012

Today in Hong Kong, President Kagame was the guest of honour at an event hosted by the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO). In his address, President Kagame told the young business leaders that Rwanda's progress was a result of the deliberate effort and choice of the Rwandan people.

On the topic of leadership, President Kagame told the young CEOs: "Leadership is about galvanising and ensuring that everyone involved feels part of the process.”

In response to a question on personal motivation, President Kagame explained how his youth had shaped him: “I was a refugee for twenty seven years and there is no better school than the life we lived and the experience we had...the difference our generation made was that we not only thought about what this situation meant, we acted.”

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