Rwanda: US Ambassador  pays respect to victims of the genocide against the Tutsi at Nyamata  memorial

Ambassador of the United States of America to Rwanda,Peter H. Vrooman, has visited Nyamata genocide memorial site where he paid respect to victims of the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.

Accompanied by Director General of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG)’s research and documentation centre on genocide, Dr. Jean-Damascène Gasanabo, US Ambassador got explanations on the genocide against the Tutsi, especially in Nyamata.

In his message in the guestbook, he gave his deep condolences to Rwandans and appreciated the progress made in preserving these proofs.

He said that preserving the proofs helps to keep the memory alive, to tell the story of what happened; and allow survivors and all humanity to remember.

He was also briefed on the progress of the joint project between CNLG and the University of Pennsylvania in the USA to preserve proofs of the Genocide against the Tutsi, especially textiles wore by the Tutsi killed at Nyamata.

This comes after on April 7, 2018, The USA Secretary of State, John J.Sullivan made  remarks on how his country joins hand with Rwanda to mark 24th anniversary of genocide.

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