Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Francophonie Bloc Gives Kagame Most Prestigious Award

H.E President Paul Kagame receiving the most prestigious award from APF (PHOTO/Courtesy)

By George Kalisa

Rwandan President Paul Kagame received Ordre de la Pléiade from the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (APF) whose 47th Plenary Session ended on July 9, 2022 in the capital, Kigali.

The award bestowed on President Kagame is an internationally-recognized award that goes to individuals for their momentous and exceptional contribution in the Francophonie world including role in promoting the French language as one of the bloc’s ideals.  

“President Kagame received the presidents of the assemblies of @APFfrancophonie who participated in the 47th session of the APF concluded yesterday in Kigali. The President of the APF @Francis Drouin decorated President Kagame with the Order of the Pleiade, at the rank of Grand Cross,” said a statement released through the official tweeter handle of Rwanda’s Presidency, Urugwiro Village today.

The delegates mostly speakers on the sideline of the Summit deliberated pertinent issues that affect citizens in the Francophonie bloc. Insecurity, democracy and governance were among the realms of politics that received undivided attention.

In 1976 the APF established the most prestigious award called Ordre de la Pléiade (Ordre de la Francophonie et du Dialogue des Cultures translated as Order of French-Speaking People and Cultural Dialogue.

Reliable sources in Kigali have confirmed that about 70 French teachers, supported by Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, were deployed in country to strengthen the teaching of the French language in line with pedagogy in the educational system and National Plan for Teaching and Learning of French in Rwanda.  

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