Minister of Defense and National Security Marcel Gatsinzi of Rwanda

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Gatsinzi is accompanied by among others the Director of Gabiro School of Infantry, Maj.
Today, Gatsinzi is expected to meet with Liberian Minister of National Defence, Brownie J Samukai Jr, to formalise bilateral defence and military cooperation between the two countries.
Marcel Gatsinzi has implored senior military commanders from the East African Community (EAC) on the need for more robust budget allocations for regional armies.
Marcel Gatsinzi is a Rwandan soldier and politician, and Rwanda's current Minister of Defence.
An ethnic Hutu from Butare, Gatsinzi is a former member of the Rwandan Armed Forces (FAR), which was the national army prior to the conquest of Rwanda by the RPF following the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
Gatsinzi was appointed Minister of Defence on 15 November 2002, following the removal of Emmanuel Habyarimana.
Gatsinzi denied ever having received such a summons to the ICTR, and argued the matter was "lawyer’s tricks to delay the case.
Gatsinzi denies Bagosora link", Rwanda Gateway (18 July 2005.
Rwandan defense minister regrets recent killings Rwandan Defense Minister Marcel Gatsinzi has described the recent killings of three jailed soldiers as regrettable.
Hailing sound Rwanda-China cooperation in political, economic and military fields, Gatsinzi said he expected the two countries would step up cooperation in personnel training and other fields.
Major-General Marcel Gatsinzi said he made the apology before a crowd of genocide survivors attending a village gacaca court in the southwest town of Butare on Wednesday.
Gatsinzi has appeared twice before the traditional tribunal where villagers have accused him of arming and assisting the killers during the genocide, claims he vehemently denies.
Gatsinzi was a commander of southern Rwanda but defected to Kagame's victorious rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front in August 1994, shortly after it took power and ended the hundred days of slaughter.
The Minister of Defence General Marcel Gatsinzi has denied receiving summons from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), to go and testify in the Col.
Defence minister General Marcel Gatsinzi has apologised for his role in the Rwanda genocide in 1994, undertaken by the Hutu government, of which General Gatsinzi was a member.
Gatsinzi was not accused of killing anyone and he claimed that he was fired just a few days into the genocide because of what he said were his moderate views.
Gatsinzi was the chief of staff in the Hutu government.
General Gatsinzi is the first top official to testify on the genocide in front of the Rwandan people.
The rest will be airlifted in the coming days," Rwandan Defence Minister Marcel Gatsinzi said at Kigali airport.
Neither DRC or Ugandan officials could confirm the speculation although on Thursday in Kigali, Rwandan Defense Minister General Marcel Gatsinzi said the the country's army spokesman had been relieved of his duties.
Gatsinzi said that with South Africas visible support, Rwanda would be able to move forward and help build peace in the region.
Gatsinzi said that his ministry had started implementing the government policy of providing decent housing to Rwandans, in close collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Bank.