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Rwanda President Kagame Visits His Son At The US Military Academy

President Kagame with his children after they completed “Ingando” last year. Ivan Cyomoro on his left

President Kagame with his children after they completed “Ingando” last year. Ivan Cyomoro on his left

WEST POINT, N.Y. – President Kagame went to West Point (United States of America) March 13 to visit his son Ivan Cyomoro who is a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ivan is a member of the West Point Class of 2013.

Plebe-Parent Weekend is one of the few reprieves that plebe, or freshmen, cadets enjoy in their rigorous 47-month experience at West Point. Among the many faces to visit their cadets and tour the historic grounds was Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.

President Kagame tours US Military Academy at West Point 13 March 2010

President Kagame tours US Military Academy at West Point 13 March 2010

During the Plebe-Parent Banquet in the evening inside the Cadet Mess Hall, President Kagame addressed an audience of cadets, their visiting families, faculty and staff at the academy, including Brigadier General William E. Rapp, the Commandant of Cadets.

In his speech, the president directly addressed the challenges of maintaining security and international relations amid the global threat of terrorism. Though they may appear persistent, Kagame believes there is no reason why a common understanding on sustainable solutions cannot be achieved between nations.
“Security can no longer be perceived solely [through] sovereign state affairs,” said Kagame. “What affects one nation has inevitable consequences on others.”

Kagame shared with the class a number of concepts directed toward preserving national security. He promoted the adopting of a holistic concept of human security, in which all “citizens [who] are hungry, uneducated, susceptible to preventable diseases and jobless” deserve equal assistance.”

The president also advocated addressing the root causes of conflict rather than its symptoms. Many international conflicts remain unresolved because in many cases, symptoms like refugee crisis are treated instead of causes related to government.

In order to promote cooperation between nations, Kagame called for enhanced international response to attacks of terrorism and genocide. He cited that appreciation of sustainable development and adaptation to the changing character of warfare are also strengths in maintaining national security.

During his search for a college his son could attend, Kagame found many prestigious institutions with high academic standards. However, Kagame praised West Point for producing graduates who accomplished great things by following MacArthur’s words of, “duty, honor and country.”

There is something additional and crucial you get if you go to West Point,” Kagame told the nearly 3,000 people in attendance. “This school develops people into leaders.

At the conclusion of his speech, Kagame was presented with a cadet saber, a token of thanks from the Class of 2013 for taking the time to share his personal leadership insights.

“West Point continues to prepare leaders who area capable of facing both contemporary and future challenges for their country,” said Kagame. “I believe that the Class of 2013 [has] at their disposal everything they need to succeed.”

Sgt. Vincent Fusco in dvidshub.net

58 comments

1 Aloys NSABIMANA { 06.16.12 at 1:31 pm }

Ibikorwa ubwabyo biravuga! Aho tugeze turahareba kandi sitwe gusa, n’ abandi bareba neza barabibona naho ureke bariya bigiza nkana biha kwirirwa bavuga ibigambo mu bihugu bahungiyemo!
Ariko sha noneho na bake mwirirwaga mubeshya nabo bamenye ko mwababeshyaga pe .Mwaje mukihera ijisho aho abana basigaye biga mu mashuri banahabwa AMATA kugira ngo bakure neza mu gihagararo ndetse no bwonko . Ese mwari muzi ko ikibuga cy’ indege cya Kanombe ubu cyabaye gito kubera Isi yose isigaye iza kwigira mu Rwanda ibyiza bihabera? Ubu u Rwanda rurimo kubaka igihagije Bugesera n’ibindi byinshi naho mwebwe murimo gutakaza umwanya wanyu n’ ibyo binyoma birimo ubugome uziko bizabacyenya. Tubahaye karibu nimuze dufatanye kubaka igihugu cyacu tugihindure cyiza kurusha uko abakurambere bacu bakiremye bagendaga bacyagura.

2 Paul { 08.31.12 at 10:33 pm }

mureke abatabona bakore akazi kabo kuko nkekako ariyo mashuri bize, naho twese nkabitsamuye says:God bless rwanda.

3 rukundo eric { 09.03.12 at 9:36 am }

keep it up,we rwandese want civilised people like u,komereza aho wenda wazaba nka papa wawe

4 lennox gahigana { 09.18.12 at 5:48 pm }

Ivan,leave alone boshs they h’ve nothing do dats y there are talkin’ lyk dat ,jst jealous en being stupid coz a normal person who think positively i doubt they can’t talk such nosense.so ma bro focuse on what yo doing there en i hope u ‘ll make it,I wish u all the best.

5 man bernard { 09.18.12 at 8:33 pm }

nshimiye ubuyobozi bwiza no kudutekerereza neza komera ku ntego

6 Edward Mugisha { 09.21.12 at 9:44 am }

yooooooooooo,,,ni koko umunyarwa yabivuze neza ngo ubuze icyo atuka inka aravugo dore na ruriya rucebe rwayo kandi mubyukuri ariryo riba riyitatse..noneko ababuze icyo batuka H Ekagame batukango Dore aho Agejeje abanyarwanda bihesha agaciro kandi mubyukuri ari cyo cyubahiro cyabanyarwanda ,,,ngarutse kuri Handsom (Ivan Cyomoro),, ayomagambo yamafuti yahozeho,ariho,azahoraho ,icyo urubyiruko rwurwanda aho tugeze nawe niho ugeze mubitekerezo,,,,,,,,

abo numva bagutega iminsi si bomana,,,,so continue your Vision kandi uge wanga umugayo ariko icyonzicyo nuko Like father like son …

7 niwe { 10.15.12 at 2:51 pm }

Hari uwavuze ngo nawe aze amare abasigaye 1997. ubwo yashtse kuvuga ko ari ababcengezi kuko nibo bari ho 1997 rero nawe ubivuga nshimye ko ubizi ko ari ababacengezi niba uri umucengezi azakumara da! ariko uwayobotse inzira yubumwe namahoro bazakorana. comeback home!

8 cliff { 01.28.13 at 6:19 am }

Bro, komera vraiment, umurongo wa muzehe wacu ariwe muzehe wawe tuwurinyuma 100%, so ongera ubwenge u rwanda rwacu ruganze amahoro n’iterambere.nitwe dukwiye kwihesha aagaciro really. YES WE CAN AND WE WILL.keep this, shyira Imana imbere muri byose.take time to read Bible often to be wise and be led by it.Guys,turabakunda sana,Muzehe wacu to us is like Moses to the israelites,reka ndekere aha but know that from heart tubari inyuma muri uwo murongo

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