Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going on a five-day tour of three African countries since Monday. During this visit of the Prime Minister, India will establish bilateral and then multilateral dialogue in the first continent under BRICS. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement about his visit that “the visit of Rwanda, Uganda, a and South Africa will strengthen our relationship with the continent of Africa”. In the past few years, there has been an important agreement with African countries in different areas. In the last four years, our country’s President, Vice President, and Prime Minister have visited 23 African countries. Modi is preparing to give a precious gift to the President of Rwanda during his Rwanda tour. He will give the President, Paul Cagamay, in the form of 200 cow gifts. This will be the first Rwandan visit of any Indian Prime Minister.
The Ministry of External Affairs says that ‘India has been given top priority in India’s foreign policy.’ Cooperation in the defense and agriculture sector during the visit of Rwanda and Uganda will be Modi’s top priority. After this, he will go to South Africa to participate in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) annual summit. This will be the second visit of PM Modi to Africa. Before that, he went on a tour of Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya in 2016. Prime Minister will reach Rwanda on July 23. For the first time, a Prime Minister of India will be visiting Rwanda.
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India has strengthened its relationship with Rwanda. It is being seen as the gateway to East Africa and in view of this, in January of last year, India has a strategic partnership with Rwanda. Giving information about the Prime Minister’s visit to the media, Secretary (Economic Relations) TS in the Ministry of External Affairs Thirumurthy had informed, “India will soon launch its first mission in Rwanda. The residence of the current High Commissioner of India for Rwanda is in Kampala in Uganda. India has given a loan of $ 400 million to Rwanda and training scholarship programs from India are being conducted there.