India, Uganda sign four MoUs in various fields

India and Uganda on July 24, 2018, signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in various fields including the areas of defense, diplomatic ties, cultural exchange and material testing laboratory. The agreements were signed following the delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala.

Key Highlights:-
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced two Lines of Credit worth nearly USD 200 million to Uganda in energy, infrastructure, agriculture and dairy sectors.
2. India will also render vehicles, ambulances, and cancer therapy machine to Uganda.
3. India will continue to play a stable partner in the country’s journey towards development.
4. PM Modi also offered to build a commemoration center in Kampala in memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
5. Training, capacity building, and infrastructure creation are core areas of cooperation between India and Uganda.
6. Both the countries would work together in trade, investment, and tourism sectors, supporting mutual prosperity through reciprocity.

During the first leg of his three-African nations’ tour in Rwanda, PM Modi attended the India-Rwanda Business forum in Kigali. India and Rwanda signed eight agreements in various fields including Defence, Trade, and Agriculture following delegation-level talks between PM Modi and Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Moreover, PM Modi also announced to open a High Commission in Rwanda which will not only establish communication between the governments of the two countries but also enable facilities for consular, passport and visa. India will also donate 200 cows for Rwanda’s pet social protection scheme, Girinka.

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