In support of its commitment to ensuring peace, security and stability in the Great Lakes Region, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt has pledged to make additional financial contribution to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, made the pledge following the participation of Mr. Adama Dieng, Registrar of the ICTR, in Egypt’s commemoration of the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The Minister said that this support is to strengthen the worldwide mission of the Tribunal which is considered one of the major elements in eliminating root causes of conflicts and hostility in the Great Lakes Region.
Mr. Dieng expressed his appreciation to the Government of Egypt for its decision. He said that the contribution will be used for the Tribunal’s outreach programme to better inform Rwandan citizens of the Tribunal’s mission.