Over 3,000 expected for Rwanda Day in Atlanta

Over 3,000 Rwandans and friends of Rwanda are expected to attend the sixth edition of Rwanda Day, scheduled Saturday, September 20, in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia.

Rwanda Day events have since become a platform for strategic networking and closing business deals between government officials, businesses and the Diaspora community.

This year’s event is expected to help forge new partnerships that would help fast-track the country’s development.

The Atlanta event will be held under the theme; “Agaciro: Our Choice”, in celebration of the country’s 20 years of liberation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss solutions to underlying challenges to the nation’s progress, Parfait Gahamanyi, the Director General of Rwandan Community Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, said yesterday.

“Rwanda Day 2014 will be preceded by a business forum on September 19, during which local investors will meet their counterparts in the Diaspora to discuss Rwanda’s investment climate.

From the forum, we are optimistic that new ventures and partnerships will be formed,” Gahamanyi told journalists in Kigali yesterday.

“On the main day, there will be two discussions. One will be on youth employment and entrepreneurship, after which, participants will discuss the issue of global dignity, and how Rwanda can work with the rest of the world to promote dignity.”

The event will climax with a keynote address by President Paul Kagame as well as a Question and Answer interactive session.

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