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Bush to Welcome Rwanda's President on May 31


The White House says President Bush will welcome Rwandan President Paul Kagame next Wednesday for talks on a range of issues, including development, AIDS and the conflict in Sudan.

A White House spokesman says President Bush looks forward to discussing Rwanda's successful participation in the president's emergency plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR), as well as U.S. development assistance for the continent (the African Growth and Opportunity Act).

He said the two will also talk about Rwanda's strides toward democracy and reconciliation and the important role of women in advancing these issues.

The spokesman said President Bush will recognize Rwanda's contributions to stability in the Great Lakes region and its peacekeeping contributions to Sudan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.