The Jordanian Princess in Rwanda for a five days visit that includes discussions with members of government and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees on the refugee status in the country and region.
Her Royal Highness the Princess of Jordan Sarah Zeid is accompanied by the UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Volta Tur.
Today the HRH had a meeting with the Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame to discuss consultatively on bilateral relationships.
The Princess and UNHCR assistant commissioner are to visit two refugee camps in Mahama home to 50000 Burundian refugees to see for themselves the status of livelihood in Rwanda where refugees are not discriminated in terms of education, housing and medication this Thursday October 28.
They will have the occasion to also interact with the diplomatic community, heads of UN agencies and non-governmental organization discussing the management of asylum regime in Rwanda and laying strategic plans that strengthens the partnership between the UN Refugee Agency and the Rwanda government.
Today Princess Zeid laid wreath on the cemetery at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi where she condemned the Genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994 against Tutsi saying, “I have to confess that I’m left without word. I think this memorial is an extraordinary testimony to Rwanda.”
She requested that the world learn a lesson from Rwanda.
Their visit follows the recent October 12 adoption for the first time in 65 years by the UN General Assembly, of the New York Declaration which affirms and enhances the protection of refugees that intends to fight the xenophobic and anti-refugee rhetoric currently on display in many countries around the world where refugees are fortified to keep them out and wrongly accused of being terrorists.