PM Modi gifts cows to villagers at Rweru Model Village

President Yoweri Museveni with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at State House on Tuesday

"This will not only establish communication between our respective governments but also enable facilities for consular, passport, visa", Modi said at a joint press statement.

He said India and Uganda were connected to each other by ancient maritime links, the dark ages of colonial rule, the shared struggle for freedom and the uncertain paths as independent countries in a divided world.

"Africa will be at the top of our priorities".

China and Rwanda, Xi stressed, should view their ties from a strategic height and long-term perspective, firmly support each other independently choosing their own development paths, and keep mutual understanding and support on issues related to each other's core interests and major concerns.

"It is a matter of honour for us that India has stood with Rwanda in their economic development journey", Modi said, adding that India will continue to back Rwanda's development. It is not just the 21 years that Gandhiji spent in Africa, or the First Non- Cooperation Movement he led. The programme is based on the premise that providing a dairy cow to the poor transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities improving agricultural productivity through the use of manure as fertilizers which would lead to improving soil quality and reducing erosion through the planting of grasses and trees, it said.

PM Modi to gift 200 cows to this country
Modi To Gift 200 Cows To Rwandan President During Africa Visit

He said about half of all member nations of the International Solar Alliance are from Africa. "That will be a key objective of our foreign policy", Modi said. India will work with you and for you. "We will stand in solidarity with your endeavours, in transparency, with respect and on the principle of equality", he said. We will grow but we will also help those grow, who are with us.

As the AU's rotating chairman, Kagame stressed that China's long-standing firm support is of great value to Africa's development. "And, our economic ties are now increasingly driven by new partnerships of innovation in the digital economy", he said. And, India's medicines turned the tide on diseases that were once a threat to Africa's future. He said Kagame's "able leadership" is what enabled Rwanda to make it. 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.

As an expression of our friendship with the Ugandan people, the Government of India has made a decision to gift Uganda Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art cancer therapy machine to Kampala.

The Rwandan president also expressed his hope to strengthen exchanges with China on state governance and deepen win-win cooperation on bilateral as well as multilateral platforms.

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