Hundreds of members of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF Inkotanyi) living in Europe have this weekend convened in a French city of Lille for a two-day retreat that started on Saturday.
The retreat has attracted senior cadres from Rwanda, including RPF’s Commissioner, Tito Rutaremara, who delivered a special message from the party’s secretariat.
He urged the members to fight against those who try to discredit Rwanda on social media, strive to uplift themselves, and work together in everything.
According to the program, discussions will focus on the country’s trajectory, 25 years after the liberation and the role of Rwandans in diaspora, most particularly members of RPF Inkotanyi in the continued nation building efforts.
Discussions will also tackle patriotism.
Rwanda’s ambassador to Nordic countries, Christine Nkurikiyinka, encouraged the participants to love their country every day.
“You shouldn’t love your country in the morning and forget it in the evening. Don’t forget that you would rather shed blood for your country than let dogs lick it for free,” she noted.
— RPF Inkotanyi (@rpfinkotanyi) June 29, 2019
Meanwhile, the European countries represented are Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Germany, UK, Switzerland, France and Italy.