I am honoured to be with you on this solemn occasion.
I wish to pay a special recognition to Ms. Nelly Mukazayire and Ms. Frida Umuhoza, as well as Mr. Malcolm Hoenlein, who join us today as distinguished speakers.
On this Day, we remember all who perished in the genocide in Rwanda, and we renew our resolve to prevent such atrocities from ever being repeated, anywhere in the world.
In 1994, more than 800,000 people were systematically murdered throughout Rwanda.
The vast majority were Tutsi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and others were also targeted.