Valdés spoke with the vice president of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, Consolee Uwimana, and confirmed “the political will to strengthen the links between our parties, united by elements that demonstrate the constant commitment to the sustainable development of both peoples,” he wrote in his account. X, formerly Twitter.
Previously, he visited the Museum of the Campaign against Genocide which, according to the Cuban leader, the sequence of events described, which occurred in 1994, are lessons for present and future generations of Rwandans and around the world.
The site recalls that between 800,000 and one million Rwandans, mostly Tutsis and Hutus with moderate political behavior, were fatal victims of extremist factions for about three months in 1994, which was identified as a bloody spring.
The day before, the Cuban vice president concluded his first day in Kigali in a meeting with Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente. During the meeting he ratified Cuba’s commitment to work to increase cooperation in all spheres that contribute to the prosperity of both peoples.
He specified that, despite the short time spent in that African country, they have been able to carry out an intense and very fruitful program of activities.
Ngirente, for his part, said he hopes that with “this visit and the sustained exchanges, we can contribute to strengthening bilateral ties and increasing cooperation in various sectors of common interest.”
The official Cuban delegation is also made up of the First Vice Minister of Public Health, Tania Margarita Cruz, and the Deputy Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ángel Villa.
The official tour began in Ghana on the 13th, and continued to Guinea Bissau and Ethiopia.