PM concludes two days visit to Rwanda, leaves for Uganda

NC Network, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Uganda on Tuesday after concluding his two-day visit to Rwanda. During this visit the two countries signed a defence cooperation agreement and along with this India extended a USD 200 million lines of credit to the East African country for its economic development.

Just before his departure Modi tweeted  "I thank the wonderful people of Rwanda for their warmth and affection. This visit adds tremendous strength to closer economic and cultural relations between India and Rwanda."

Prime Minister Modi reached Rwanda on Monday. On the first leg of his three-nation Africa tour, He became the first Indian premier to visit the East African country.
During his stay here, Modi held wide-ranging talks with Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and discussed measures to boost the bilateral strategic ties by strengthening cooperation in defence, trade and agriculture sectors.

There he also addressed a gathering of the Indian community.
As part of New Delhi's efforts to bolster the strategic partnership with the fast-developing East African country India will soon open a High Commission in Rwanda.

Modi also visited the Genocide Memorial Centre which honours over 250,000 victims of Rwanda's mass killings in 1994.

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