Press release on presidential election in Rwanda 2017

The presidential election took place in the Republic of Rwanda on August 4. According to the National Electoral Commission, current President Paul Kagame was re-elected with over 98 per cent of the vote.

Observers from the African Union, the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region have recognised the election as valid. No serious violations that could influence the voting were recorded.

Moscow looks to the presidential election in the Republic of Rwanda to serve the further progressive advancement of Rwandan society towards stable political and socio-economic development.

Distributed by APO on behalf of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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Uganda : German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, visits 9 August 2017

Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, visiting Uganda on 9 August 2017

 

The Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, will arrive in Uganda tomorrow. He is going to travel to Arua to visit the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement (Ofua Zone) in the morning. During his stay there, he will view a water system project run by Malteser International, greet staff and students of a Primary School and hand over some sports equipment to the school. He is going to meet representatives of the German Development Cooperation sector. Later he is going to be introduced to the Uganda-South Sudan Cross Border Radio Network supported by Deutsche Welle Academy, before returning to Entebbe.

In the afternoon he is meeting the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and Uganda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa, at the State House in Entebbe.

Members of the civil society are invited to meet the Federal Foreign Minister at a quiet dinner at the German Residence in Kampala in the evening.

Through this visit the Federal Foreign Minister commends Uganda for her refugee policy which stands out as an exemplary unique practice and deserves Germany’s support and recognition. The Minister would also like to encourage Uganda to continue engaging strongly in the East African region.

The Federal Foreign Minister will travel on to Juba, South Sudan, on 10 August 2017.

The media is kindly invited to cover the visit of the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel. There will be an official press briefing after the meeting at the State House (Entebbe) which is scheduled for Wednesday, 9th August 2017, 4pm.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Kampala.

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Cote d’Ivoire’s National Day 2017 – US Secretary of State statement

Press Statement attributable to Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State:

On behalf of the Government of the United States, congratulations to the people of Côte d’Ivoire, as you celebrate your national independence on August 7th.

The United States and Côte d’Ivoire have maintained close and friendly relations since your nation’s inception. On this 57th anniversary of Côte d’Ivoire’s independence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to helping your nation work towards the goals of lasting peace and economic prosperity. Côte d’Ivoire’s dedication to democracy will strengthen its future growth and stability.

We wish the people of Côte d’Ivoire continued progress and success, as you commemorate your National Day.

Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Department of State.

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Libya : UN Special Representative Ghassan Salame in al-Qubbah and al-Bayda

Warm Reception for UN Special Representative Ghassan Salame in al-Qubbah and al-Bayda

On his second day in Libya, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame met with the Libyan House of Representatives’ President Agila Saleh in his residence in al-Qubbah.

“I welcome Dr. Ghassan Salamé here in al-Qubba. He is a substantial addition to the United Nations to resolve the political crisis in Libya, and I am ready to cooperate with him to the satisfaction of the Libyan stakeholders,” said Agila Saleh.

Speaking to the journalists after the meeting, the SRSG described the meeting as fruitful and said, “We have discussed ways to strengthen Libya’s independence and the stability of its institutions, and all means to get the political process out of the whirlpool into which it has slipped. I sensed greater adherence by the President Agila to the Libyan national principles as well as a spirit of openness to other influential actors,” he added.

“There is a window of opportunity now in Libya,” said Dr. Salame. “I have no illusions about the difficulties and challenges ahead. But I am optimistic and hopeful that Libya can emerge from this crisis,” he added.

“Any solution must be Libyan led,” the SRSG told his interlocutors. “The UN is ready to work alongside you, to build on your proposals and national reconciliation efforts, to streamline the multiple initiatives, and to foster and direct consensus in order to assist Libya’s transition to peace and stability,” he added.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

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