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We did not meet for just the language issue-Paul Kagame

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Kigali, Rwanda-hosting Gabon President Ali Bongo who is in Kigali-Rwanda for two days working visit, Rwanda’s leader Paul Kagame has said the meeting between two heads of state has nothing to do with French and English languages issue as the press suggested.

Speaking to the press, Kagame denied the visit aims at Gabon effort to abandon French and tune to English. “In Rwanda, we are using the two languages, we have benefited from them. We are in common wealth and we continue to use both French and English as our second languages, we have Kinyarwanda.” Kagame said

Ali Bongo Ondimba is a Gabonese politician who has been President of Gabon since October 2009. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who was President of Gabon from 1967 until his death in 2009

Language for integration

President Kagame added that, “We couldn’t sit and let our country get torn apart by the languages. We have used the two languages to bring all the people together. We use the two foreign languages for global integration.”

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“We have been discussing on issues related to the development in the two partner states. We want to learn from each other. We’re not competing, we are comparing success stories and be able to learn from each other,” President Ali Bongo said

President Bongo said his country is ready to work with Rwanda in areas of business and governance.

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