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Gen James Kabarebe receives Retired Lt Gen Karl Winfrid Eikenberry to discuss USA-RWANDA Military Education ties

The Minister of Defence Gen James Kabarebe, on 2 February 2015, received Ambassador Lt Gen (Rtd) Karl Winfrid Eikenberry, from the United States, at Defence Headquarters, Kimihurura . The two Generals discussed military cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Rwanda.

“We talked about different aspects of US and Rwanda military cooperation. Specifically, we talked about military education”, Ambassador Gen Karl Winfrid told the media after paying a courtesy call on Hon Minister Gen James Kabarebe.

He further noted that he discussed with the Minister of Defence “the ways to institutionalise and legalise our military to military ties”, he said. He reiterated that deepening educational ties was investing in future relationship between people, faculty to faculty, soldier to soldier.

The Minister of Defence underlined that the military education was very promising both for Rwanda and the United States.

Ambassador Gen Karl Winfrid spent two days in Musanze lecturing at Rwanda Defence Forces Command and Staff College. On Saturday he participated in community work (Umuganda) in Musanze.

During his stay in Rwanda, the retired General also visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre as well as the Campaign Against Genocide Museum.

Emile Ndayambaje - Imirasire.com

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