Bali, 15 November 2022 (TDI): The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has joined others at Bali, Indonesia for the G20 Leaders’ Summit this year. He departed yesterday as he joined other world leaders who are members of the G20.

At the opening ceremony of the Summit, Paul Kagame was present with the other leaders who will discuss affairs pertaining to international and regional changes around the world.

The opening ceremony was based on the theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” which is equally important to Paul Kagame as well as the African Continent in general.

The opening ceremony of the summit focused on issues related to global health architecture, digital transformations, and sustainable transitions.

The theme is meant to reflect the meeting’s focus on addressing the challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic as well as the Russia-Ukraine war.

Remarks of President Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame at the opening ceremony made remarks on African development in the G20. He said “Africa is here for Africa and our productive relationship with the rest of the world.

We have specific challenges, which are made worse by these external factors, and too often our people are left to pay the price”.

The President of Rwanda went on to enunciate that the representation of Africa at the global level should be well looked at. He pointed out that his presence at the summit represents New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) and Africa Union (AU).

He also highlighted the gap which has been created between developed countries and developing countries due to the pandemic and the fight against climate change.

Along these lines, he further added that Africa cannot be accused of taking sides in the Ukraine-Russia war as it has always sought peace for all. President Paul Kagame concluded by thanking the government of Indonesia for the warm hospitality in Bali.