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Rwanda Welcomes Invitation to G7 Summit

by Jean de la Croix Tabaro
2:14 pm

President Kagame meets with President Emmanuel Macron of France on the sidelines of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Summit | New Delhi, 11 March 2018. In the G7 scheduled in France, the two leaders may meet again

Rwanda has welcomed the invitation to participate to the Group of Seven (G7) summit scheduled to take place on August 25-26 in Biarritz – France.

The State Minister in the ministry of Foreign affairs in Charge of East African Community Affairs – Olivier Nduhungirehe said the country will have a lot to share to participants.

“It will be the very first G7 conference where France invited African countries not only for the summit itself, but also in the preparatory events where texts are negotiated,” Nduhungirehe wrote on his tweeter handle on Tuesday.

Nduhungirehe further said, that Rwanda will share with the participants its core values and the agenda it is pushing like the women entrepreneurship, digital transformation, biodiversity and the climate.

Rwanda was invited to G7 as the former African Union chair country. Four other African countries were also invited and those include; Egypt, the current chair of the African Union, South Africa which is the next African Union chair, Senegal which is exercising the current chairmanship of NEPAD and Burkina Faso which is chairing G5 Sahel.

Other non-member countries that were invited include Australia, India and Chile.

This summit is perceived as an event that intends to “fight inequality.”

The Group of Seven (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries, with the seven largest IMF-described advanced economies in the world, represent 58% of the global net wealth ($317 trillion).