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Commemoration of 19th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda


Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 7, 2013

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The United States stands in solidarity with the Rwandan people as together we remember and honor the victims of those tragic 100 days 19 years ago. We mourn with you not only for the lives lost, but for the families torn apart, and for the survivors of the genocide who continue to live with their grief to this day. At the same time, we admire the resilience and spirit of the Rwandan people who have made such progress in overcoming this tragedy.

We look with you to the future and pay tribute to the gracious and determined character of the Rwandan people.



PRN: 2013/0378

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