The RPF Chairman, H.E President Paul Kagame on Monday, April 17 received the Amílcar Cabral Medal, the highest distinction in Guinea-Bissau during his one-day visit to the African country.
During his visit where he was welcomed by his counterpart Umaro Sissoco Embaló, he said that African leaders have a duty to provide a conducive environment that enables the young generation utilise their skills and reach their full potential.
The Chairman said that human resource remains the most important one for both his country Rwanda and Guinea-Bissau as well as the rest of Africa
“Like the rest of Africa, the most important resource Rwanda and Guinea-Bissau possess is a young population. Our duty is to ensure stability that allows us to create enabling environments for our youth to utilize their skills, and reach their full potential,” said President Kagame.
The Amílcar Cabral Medal is attributed to the heads of state of countries that are friends of Guinea-Bissau.
He also held a tête-à-tête with his host President Umaro Sissoco Embaló, followed by bilateral discussions with their respective delegations, and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on mutual visas requirements exemption.
The President also visited the Mausoleum of National Heroes of Guinea-Bissau dedicated to Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral, Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean Pan-Africanist who was one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders, and João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira who was President of Guinea-Bissau from 1980 to 1999 and from 2005 to 2009.
Rwanda and Guinea-Bissau's existing bilateral ties include signed agreements in different sectors including trade, education, tourism, and bilateral air service.
Later, the Chairman proceeded to Guinea-Conakry where he is expected to meet with the Transition President Col Mamadi Doumbouya to explore bilateral cooperation between Rwanda and Guinea in various areas of common interests.