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S-South states to partner Rwanda on conflict resolution

States of the South-South region are to tap from the experiences of Rwanda in resolving its conflict and tackling the security challenges and economic problems of the region.

Already a delegation of the states, including the chairman of the South- South Governors Forum, Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State and his Delta State counterpart, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, had met with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda to work out the modalities of the cooperation.

To cement this new partnership, President Kagame will be in Nigeria later this month to give a talk during the Second Economic Summit of the South-South states billed for Asaba, Selta State, between April 26 and 28.

Fielding questions from journalists shortly after the delegation’s meeting with President Kagame in Kigali, Rwanda, Tuesday evening, Governor Uduaghan, said the region under the BRACED Commission had resolved to tap from the Rwandan experience.

He said: “We believe we should have someone who has an experience and success in crisis management and post-crisis management in tackling our peculiar situation hence the need to look in the direction of President Kagame and Rwanda,” he said.

He added that the objective was to come together to see how the region could come out of the crisis situation and become an investment destination.


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