The United Arab Emirates is highly interested in sending some of its secondary and university students to Rwanda to learn how tolerance reconciled and united the country after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Rwanda, Hazza Mohammed Falah Kharsan Alqahtani revealed the interest of sending the students to the East African country during his visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial on January 15. He cited how genocide was masterminded and executed, leading to the deaths of over a million people in just 100 days, as reported by The New Times.
Both the nations (Rwanda and UAE) cooperate in trade and investment, education as well as hospitality and tourism. The envoy told the source that there should be cooperation on sharing the experience on tolerance between the two countries.
"2019 is the year in which UAE is looking at activities and projects related to tolerance. As the embassy, we are going to work on a plan that will deploy youth from secondary schools and universities in our country who will come to Rwanda, visit memorial sites to learn from the experience of how Rwandans rebuilt their nation by promoting tolerance and forgiveness," he added.