Expanding the regional boundaries, PM Narendra Modi has been continuously visiting several nations and brought development to India. He has now embarked his tour to African nations. With this, he became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Africa in over 20 years. He would be visiting three African countries i.e. Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa, over five days started from 23 July.
The details are shared by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). It stated that his visit began with Rwanda on 23 July. Later, Prime Minister Modi would proceed to Uganda. Here, PM would stay from July 24 to 25 and undertake various engagements. His last destination is South Africa where he would stay from July 25 to 27 to attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit.
At Rwanda, the PM visited the Genocide Memorial and participated in an event on “Girinka” Modi. Here, he had signed a number of agreements and MoUs. He had one-on-one meeting with Mr. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and hold the delegation level talks. India also extended lines of credit of $200 million for development of Rwanda. PM also participated in an event on “Girinka” (one cow per family), a national social protection scheme of Rwanda.
In Uganda, he will hold meetings with leaders and business communities of Uganda. Modi will also deliver a keynote address at the Parliament of Uganda. The agenda also holds a ceremonial reception at Uganda’s State House. PM will also meet with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni for strengthening the ties of two nations. It is also expected that PM will extend lines of credit for the first time to Uganda.
In South Africa, Prime Minister Modi have further plans like to hold a bilateral meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and will attend the 10th BRICS summit and other BRICS-related meetings. During the BRICS summit, the issues like inclusive growth, health and vaccines, peacekeeping, and sustainable development etc will be the core areas of discussion. The theme of this year’s BRICS summit is ‘BRICS in Africa.’