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UN meeting dogged by controversy


Controversy has surrounded a UN meeting in Madrid.

The Spanish Prime Minister met separately with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, leaving the other dignitaries to attend a meeting hosted by a government minister.

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero pulled out of the UN meeting due to political pressure over the presence of Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda.

Parties had asked Zapatero not to meet Kagame due to ongoing Spanish legal proceedings linked to the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda’s presidential election is also due in August and last week a prominent opposition politician was found murdered.

The EU has called for a full investigation into the death of Andre Kagma Rwisereka.

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