The diplomatic and business leaders, along with Rwandans and friends of Rwanda, gathered in Singapore to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Rwanda’s Liberation Day.

On July 5, 2024, around 300 people, including members of the diplomatic community, business leaders, Rwandans, and friends of Rwanda, gathered in Singapore to mark the 30th anniversary of Liberation Day. The event celebrated Rwanda’s rebirth and highlighted its development trajectory since the Rwandan Patriotic Army’s victory over the genocidal government three decades ago.

In his remarks, Rwanda’s High Commissioner in Singapore, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, emphasized the significance of the victory, which set Rwanda on a path toward development and national aspirations. He acknowledged Singapore’s contributions to Rwanda’s post-genocide prosperity through bilateral trade, investments, and cooperation in key sectors such as financial technology, environment, information technology, education, and law enforcement and security.

Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Communications Information, and Health, Dr. Janil Puthucheary, praised Rwanda’s post-liberation journey as a beacon of hope for Rwandans and the global community. Quoting President Paul Kagame’s speech from Kwibuka30 in Kigali this April, Dr. Puthucheary highlighted the importance of unity as the foundation for Rwanda’s incredible journey of healing and transformation. He stated, “A harmonious and united society is a fundamental condition for progress and prosperity. It is upon these shared values that Singapore and Rwanda have built a firm friendship.”

Source: Rwanda High Commission in Singapore