Modi gifts 200 cows to Rwanda

Modi gifts 200 cows to Rwanda

Modi gifts 200 cows to Rwanda

He earlier visited Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Mauritius and Seychelles in 2015 and 2016. He also attended a reception hosted by India's High Commissioner to Uganda, Ravi Shankar, who also covers Rwanda and Burundi, for the Indian community in Rwanda, estimated at around 3,000.

Addressing a joint press conference after holding bilateral talks this afternoon between the two leaders and their respective delegations at State House Entebbe, President Museveni and Premer Modi noted that due to a number of factors, there has been trade imbalance between Uganda and India in favour of India.

India will extend over $400 million in lines of credit to Rwanda and Uganda during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's African tour ahead of the BRICS summit in South Africa.

Prime Minister Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Rwanda.

"During our talks, President Paul Kagame and I discussed new areas of India-Rwanda cooperation in sectors such as leather and dairy research".

For his part, Modi thanked President Kagame for taking Rwanda from the abyss following the the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi that left more than a million dead.

India has increasingly been looking at Rwanda as an important partner in Africa, on par with traditional "friends" like Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya.

Mr. Modi said that the Rwandan government could also work on honeybees on the lines of the Girinka programme. One which is of $100 million for industrial parks and nearly a similar amount for agriculture and irrigation.

"I got a glimpse of rural life in Rwanda during the memorable visit to Rweru model village".

In Uganda, the red carpet was rolled out for Modi who in 2007 visited when he was a minister.

The Kigali Special Economic Zone and the agriculture sector are to receive new multimillion dollar cash injections - courtesy of agreements signed Monday evening in Kigali.

Modi's visit kicked off in Rwanda on July 23 before heading to Uganda for a two-day visit which started today. The country has over 30,000 Ugandans of Indian origin, many of them from Gujarat.

Among the deals agreed, the value of which was not revealed, were loans for road construction, hospital renovation and the development of Rwanda's new Bugesera airport.

On his part, Museveni praised Modi, saying his business management approach in the public affairs has brought lot of changes in India.

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