On 4th September, Sweden’s former Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay his respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.  

To begin his visit at the memorial, he laid a wreath at the burial place where 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi are laid to rest.  

Guided through the memorial’s exhibits, Mr Löfven and other members of his delegation received an outline of the history of division in Rwanda, the causes, reality and consequences of the Genocide against the Tutsi and Rwanda’s efforts to foster a shared sense of national identity.  

Accompanying Mr. Löfven on this visit was the Swedish Ambassador to Rwanda, HE Johanna Teague.  

Concluding his visit, Mr Löfven left a message in the guestbook: “Thank you for receiving us, we are impressed by the way you are displaying the horrific genocide against the Tutsi. We are impressed by the people of Rwanda.”  

Photos of the visit can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142016030@N02/albums/72177720310980918