Rwanda – Genocide – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (April 7, 2016)


On this anniversary, I pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the genocide committed in Rwanda in 1994.

Ceremonies are taking place today throughout our country, providing the French people with the opportunity to take part in this day of mourning to honor the victims and express solidarity with the survivors.

The fight against impunity and the prevention of genocide are central and inseparable objectives of our diplomacy.