Hon. Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Rwanda
Chair: Xan Smiley, Middle East and Africa editor, The Economist and Council Member, Chatham House
THIS EVENT IS FULL AND REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED
International attitudes towards Rwanda have begun to shift in recent years. Earlier hailed as a development success story there are now concerns about democratic slippage: the run up to the country's 9 August presidential elections has been marred by imprisonments and attacks on opposition and independent media. Yet Rwanda has been effective in the past at courting international partners and has had a key role to play in the fate of its region. At this event Rwanda's Foreign Minister will discuss the direction of Rwanda's democracy and political development and the role it plays in the region and broader international relations.