largeThe President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said on Wednesday that Duclert’s report on France’s role in the 1994 Tutsi massacre was an “important step forward” when Paris was open to the public. An important file on the subject was opened.
Twenty-seven years after the start of the genocide, Mr. Kagame said that this report pointed to France’s heavy and overwhelming responsibilities, which marked “change.”
He added in a speech in Kigali on the occasion of the genocide memorial ceremony: “Even among French leaders, he expressed a desire to move forward and a good understanding of what happened. We welcome this. .”
This is the first time Mr. Kagame talked about the work of the Ducrete Committee, which was handed over to his French President Emmanuel Macron on March 26, and pointed out that Rwanda “will also have a say”, and Publish your own report on this topic. It should be unveiled in April.
In France, between April 1994 and July 1994, 800,000 people (mainly Tutsi) were extinct in a cruel environment during genocide commemorations, which is a sign of opposition to denialism.
Paris announced on Wednesday that important archives were open to the public, especially the former socialist president François Mitterrand, who was in power at the time of the genocide.
Ibuka France, the Association of Survivors, hailed this gesture as “a good thing.”
However, at a ceremony held at the Holocaust Memorial in Paris, France, French President Etienne Nsanzimana of Ibka said: “The survivors don’t have much to learn.” He said: “They want strong Behavior, words of apology.”
The author of the report, historian Vincent Duclert, said in an interview with Mediapart: “As far as the violence and colonial rule in Rwanda, France is concerned, the French individual apologizes are justified.”
François-Xavier Ngarambe, Rwanda’s ambassador to France, urged “all countries that hide the crime of genocide” to “expand or try themselves”.
Kigali suspects that several people played a role in the genocide and now live in France. Some people were arrested, such as Félicien Kabuga, who was charged with genocide in May last year, and was later transferred to The Hague to appear in international justice courts.
However, after more than two decades of enforceable relations between Paris and Kigali, poisoned by the role of France and France, the tone became calm.
Mr. Nagambe once again praised the “important step” represented by the historian of the Duclate Commission’s report and cited the “efforts” of France to try genocide on its land.
French national representatives participated in the commemoration, and Ibka officials praised this presence as a sign of “respect.” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attended the wreath ceremony in the morning.
At the ceremony held at the Shoah Memorial Hall, the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer insisted on the role of research and teaching to “oppose eternal revival and oblivion.” He said: “We owe the historical truth to the victims, their children, and our humanity.”