PM Narendra Modi Donates 200 Cows to Villagers in Rwanda

PM Narendra Modi Donates 200 Cows to Villagers in Rwanda

PM Narendra Modi Donates 200 Cows to Villagers in Rwanda

The new financing is part of eight cooperation agreements sealed between President Paul Kagame and his latest guest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi is in the country on a two-day state visit which began yesterday.

Rwanda is willing to enhance cooperation with China within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, which offers a significant opportunity for both Rwanda and Africa, Kagame said.

Officials from the two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining cooperation in agriculture and animal resources cooperation and cooperation in leather and allied industries.

"With India we signed a loan of $100 million for irrigation in three separate areas in the country and $100 million for developing special economic zones", Rwanda's minister of finance Uzziel Ndagijimana told Reuters.

Six other agreements were also signed between both countries.

PM Modi promised that his country will increase capacity building support for Rwanda - citing the development of an online syllabus for hundreds of students who have had to travel thousands of kilometers to India for further studies.

India is emerging as a global manufacturing and start-up hub and numerous "Made-in-India" products, including cars and smart phones, are today exported to nations from whom the country used to import, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

Modi's visit comes days after Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Rwanda.

China welcomes Rwanda's participation in the global cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, and encourages more Chinese investment in Rwanda to help advance the African country's industrialization and modernization, Xi said. He said it is of great importance for Rwanda and Africa to develop friendly ties with China.

On his part, Museveni said that the two sides emphasised on trade, investment and tourism during Tuesday's talks.

Modi is accompanied by about 100 members of India's private sector from various fields who are here to explore opportunities for trade and economic partnership.

He said that a task force will be set up in the coming days to work out a roadmap of the partnership.

Modi will tomorrow deliver a keynote address at Parliament, a first by an Indian Prime Minister.

In March this year, Kagame attended the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Summit in New Delhi.

PM @narendramodi visits the Genocide Memorial Centre in #Kigali.

The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1999 with the cooperation growing steadily over the years.

The national carrier RwandAir operates four flights a week to Mumbai, making it one of its busiest routes.

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