PM Modi to gift 200 cows to this country

Glen Norman
July 25, 2018

On Tuesday, Modi will attended a business conclave, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 by the Hutu government, and then travel to the model village of Rweru to gift the cows, secretary, economic relations, ministry of external affairs, T.S Tirumurti said at a briefing Saturday.

The two countries signed agreements on leather and allied areas and agricultural research.

Two lines of credit will also be announced for Uganda during Prime Minister's visit, the MEA said. The Prime Minister addressed the Ugandan Parliament on Wednesday.

President Kagame and Indian PM Modi hold bilateral meeting with their delegations in Kigali Monday evening
President Kagame and Indian PM Modi hold bilateral meeting with their delegations in Kigali Monday evening

"Both leaders agreed that terrorism poses a grave threat to global peace and stability and reiterated their strong commitment to combat it in all its forms and manifestations". And the second, of US$ 64 million for agriculture and dairy production.

PM Modi said India and Uganda should strengthen cooperation in the field of military training. Rwanda is listed in the first phase of a new slew of embassies that will be opened in Africa. The first, of US$ 141 million for electricity lines. "Our import bill has shrunk by Dollars 500 million in the last four years because Indians are producing locally", he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Ugandan President Yoweri K. Museveni, at the State House in Uganda.

Indian Prime Minister, Nerendra Modi recieved at Entebbe airport.

After a hard time, in the efficient and strong leadership of President, today the Indian society is contributing a lot in Uganda's social and economic life. He said that the Girinka Programme will help transform villages in Rwanda. "The exodus of Ugandans to India seeking treatment would be less".

PM Modi, who arrived in Kampala on Tuesday evening on a two-day visit to Uganda - the first bilateral tour by an Indian prime minister since 1997, held one-on-one meeting with President Museveni which was followed by a delegation-level talks to comprehensively review all aspects of bilateral relations.

PM Modi said that the Rwandan government can also work on honeybees on the lines of the Girinka programme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception on his arrival, at the State House in Uganda. PM Modi was addressing a Business Forum in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.

There more than 30,000 Indians living in Uganda and some of them have been pushing to be recognised as one of the tribes here.

The word Girinka can be translated as "may you have a cow" and describes a centuries-old cultural practice in Rwanda whereby a cow was given by one person to another, as a sign of respect and gratitude, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

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