Rwanda: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the Interpeace Project

26 Oct: Rwanda: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the Interpeace Project

(Source: EEAS)

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[Opening sentence in Rwandese] 

My Rwandese is not very good, but I see that this young girl understood me when I said that I prefer to talk to you feeling the sun of Rwanda.  

It was not foreseen that I had to address you. So, let me talk to you with my heart, instead of expressing something that I have been discussing with my staff. Let me talk with my heart. 

Let me tell you that what you are doing is something extraordinary. Something that goes beyond the animal spirit of the human being. It demands a lot of courage to talk to the ones who kill your children and forgive them. It is one thing to forgive and another thing is to forget. …