President Nguema Mbasogo condemns Genocide
Equatorial Guinean President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has condemned the genocide that claimed lives of at least one million Rwandans during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi’s.
“What happened in Rwanda was the most unbelievable thing in the history of humanity and it was because of the then leadership. We should be able to condemn such actions and ensure that Genocide never happens again, President” Nguema Mbasogo said.
The president, who looked humbled by the experience of Rwanda, said that justice must be served and the persons involved in the genocide be brought to book.
Nguema Mbasogo made the remarks during his guided tour of the Kigali Memorial site in Gisozi, where he received first hand explanation from experts on how genocide was planned, implemented and its effects on the Rwandan society 20 years ago.
President Nguema Mbasogo paid tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide who are laid at the Gisozi memorial. He laid a wreath and bowed in honour of the victims, in the company of his entourage, which was guided by the Rwandan Minister of Education- Dr. Vincent Biruta.
President Nguema Mbasogo arrived in Kigali on Monday july 14, 2014, for a two-day state visit. His visit is also aimed at having the two countries discuss trade, as a major step towards enhancing South-South cooperation.
In effect, the two presidents, Paul Kagame and Nguema Mbasogo, held talks and the later also visted the Kigali Special Economic Zone among Rwanda’s trade initiatives.
The agreement will cover a number of sectors, including economy, investment; security, transport, and mutual support in global affairs, according to foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo.