Ethiopia’s Bahirdar University, over the weekend, conferred a honorary doctor of laws to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame for his outstanding achievement in ending genocide, bringing development and empowering women in his country.
Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom, including Chief Administrator of Amhara Regional State, Gedu Andargachew, attended the event, according to FBC.
“I thank the Bahirdar University for this honorary degree which pays tribute not only to me but more importantly to the struggle of the Rwandan people for liberation and prosperity,” said Kagame after receiving the degree.
“This great honor bestowed upon me speaks a lot to how much we can do together as brothers and sisters,” he added.
Paul Kagame is the sixth and current President of Rwanda having taken office in 2000.
The Bahirdar University graduated 8, 321 students trained in first, second and doctorate degree programs.