ROLE OF THE RDF IN SAFEGUARDING SOVEREIGNTY AND TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY
The RDF is mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda to safeguard national sovereignty and defend territorial integrity. The RDF has been involved in a variety of activities to accomplish this mandate.
The success so far achieved by the RDF in this regard has mainly relied on maintaining a credible defence capability, promoting collective security arrangements, defence diplomacy and above all on the support of all Rwandans. The main goal is to preserve peace by means of preventing conflicts and winning wars once imposed on Rwanda or in defence of vital national interests.