Obhrai Attends Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide

April 6, 2014 - The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, is visiting Kigali from April 6 to 8 to represent Canada at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and honouring its victims.

“As we gather to remember all of those who fell victim to this madness 20 years ago, it is important to look back at how Rwanda and the international community could have prevented the tragedy,” said Mr. Obhrai. “Learning these lessons and reflecting on this tragedy may at least help us to prevent similar atrocities in the future.”

The commemoration ceremonies on April 7 will bring together the Rwandan people, foreign dignitaries and members of the Rwandan diaspora. Other events that day will include the lighting of a flame of mourning, a remembrance walk created by young Rwandans as a way to stand against genocide and a candlelight vigil to remember the victims.

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