Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Uganda on Tuesday on a two day visit on the country. This is the second state he’s visiting in his five days three-nation tour of Africa which will see him visit South Africa next. The PM had earlier concluded a successful visit of Rwanda where he had extended a $200 million credit line to the country.
Modi was welcomed to Uganda by a huge community of Indians who had lined up to catch a glimpse of one of the world’s most influential and loved leaders. Wasting no time, the prime minster began talks with the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni and held delegation level talks with the cabinet which saw four agreements signed between India and Uganda .These included a MoU on defense cooperation, MoU on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders, MoU on a cultural exchange programme and MoU on material testing laboratory. The agreements were signed and exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Yoweri Museveni.
We have agreed upon two Lines of Credit worth nearly $200 million and we will also give vehicles and ambulances for military and civilian use: PM Narendra Modi in Uganda.” As a token of our love towards people of Uganda, Indian Government has decided to gift a cancer therapy machine to the Uganda cancer institute in Kampala, which will not only serve the people of Uganda but also the people of many East African countries,” he went onto add.
The successful talks between the two leaders are a huge proof of the love the two countries share for each other and the role they’ll continue to play as stable partners in each other’s road to development.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi next visited Kampala to address a mass Indian community in the area. He unveiled a bust of Sardar Vallabhai Patel before beginning his address to the ever loving crowd that greets him wherever he goes. Speaking in Kampala he said:
The relationship of India and Uganda is not of today, but of many centuries. We share a past of intense labor and our struggles against exploitation. Make in India today has become the hallmark of India. Many of our products, including cars, smartphones, are sold today to countries from whom we used to import. It’s possible that when you buy a smartphone in Uganda, you will see the impact of Made India: PM Modi.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Parliament of Uganda today in what promises to be another well-versed speech by him.
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