A gathering between the Rwandan Foreign Minister and his Belgian counterpart has been canceled. Vincent Biruta and Sophie Wilmès had been to satisfy in New York this week alongside the UN General Assembly. Following feedback from the pinnacle of Belgian diplomacy after 25 years in jail by Paul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan opponent who lived in exile and had acquired Belgian citizenship, Kigali determined to droop.
When Paul Rusesabagina was discovered responsible On Monday, after forming and funding an armed group liable for lethal assaults in Rwanda, the Belgian Foreign Minister responded by declaring that he had not benefited from a honest and simply trial. Sophie Wilmès’ press launch then provides: “these elements in fact call into question the trial and the verdict”
Kigali responded on Tuesday by confirming that “this statement reflects the contempt that the Kingdom of Belgium has shown towards the Rwandan judicial system since the trial began. The victims of the FLN group have as much right to justice as Paul Rusesabagina and his associates.” for that reason, the assembly between the 2 ministers scheduled for this week wouldn’t happen.
The Rwandan Foreign Ministry says it continues to be able to welcome the Belgian minister in the long run to proceed the dialogue.
Sophie Wilmès’ cupboard introduced on Tuesday that “Belgium’s position (in this file, ed. Note) can not be a surprise”, declaring that its evaluation was shared by the United States. Washington expressed concern on Monday after 25 years in jail for Paul Rusesabagina, who additionally has a everlasting residence allow within the United States.