Presidential meeting signals ‘another chapter’ in Franco-Rwandan relations
By France 24
25 May 2018 | 4:30 am
Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said, "another chapter" is beginning for Kigali and Paris. Relations between the two countries have been strained since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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