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25 August 2016
commander of Lesotho Defence Forces, (LDF) Lt. Gen.
Kennedy Tlali Kamoli and his delegation of other
eight senior military officers are in Rwanda for a
The delegation that arrived in Kigali on Sunday
started the tour yesterday at Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)
Headquarters and later visited the Kigali Genocide
Memorial in Gisozi, Gasabo District.
The delegation held talks with Minister of Defence,
Gen. James Kabarebe and the RDF Chief of Defence
Staff, Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba.
The Visiting Lt. Gen. Kamoli said the visit seeks
strong ties with Rwanda with warm desire of learning
the tremendous achievements of RDF and Rwanda since
"Our visit to the Rwanda aims at learning from
Rwanda Defence Force's achievements and contribution
to the national development that we can use in our
Defence Forces to develop our own country," he said.
"For instance, we have seen something like the 'Army
week'... , building relations between the Army and
the Nation. We are all African Defence Forces and it
is better and advisable to learn from a brother so
that we can see our continent developing together,"
Gen. Kennedy Tlali Kamoli revealed to the media,
shortly after the meetings.
Gen. Kabarebe assured to his guest the Rwanda's
willingness to establishing strong Defence
Cooperation with the Kingdom of Lesotho.
The talks also focused on potential areas of Defence
Cooperation, whereby the LDF Commander and his
delegation were extensively briefed on the main RDF
activities both at home and at international level.
Lt Gen Kamoli and his delegation also visited Kigali
Genocide Memorial to pay tribute to the victims of
the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. At the
memorial, Gen. Kamoli wrote in the visitors book
that the memorial is a "Very rich history which
explains what happened, the plans to stop the
recurrence and indeed positive signs of development
and bringing Rwandans together."
During their stay in Rwanda, Lesotho Defence Forces
Delegation will visit some of RDF development
projects including Zigama Credit and Saving Society,
Military Medical Insurance, Horizon Group, Rwanda
Military Hospital and RDF Command and Staff College.
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