Members of the Rwandan community in Japan with Ambassador Sebudandi. (Courtesy)
Rwanda Embassy in Tokyo in collaboration with the United Nations based in the same city organised a commemorative seminar on the occasion of Kwibuka22 and to mark the observance of the International day of Reflection on the on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Participants included members of the Diplomatic Corps, Senior Government Officials Members of the Japan Rwanda Parliamentary Friendship League, civil society, academia, private sector representatives, friends of Rwanda and members of the Rwandan community in Japan composed mainly of students. Ambassador Sebudandi addressing participants. (Courtesy)
In her remarks Ambassador Sebudandi underscored the importance of remembering; to honour the victims and the survivors and recognize the sacrifice. She said the International day of reflection on the Genocide against the Tutsi should be an occasion for the global community to reflect on what happened in Rwanda and on the failure to stop the genocide – so that if similar situations arise anywhere there is appropriate and timely response, noting that racial discrimination, racial hatred, religious intolerance, xenophobia, anti-Semitism which are pre-cursers for Genocide are on the rise.
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