SME Times News Bureau | 23 Jul, 2018
Narendra Modi's five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on
Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then
multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent.
visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will further strengthen our
relations with the African continent," the External Affairs
will pay a State Visit to Republic of Rwanda (23-24 July), Republic
of Uganda (24-25 July) and Republic of South Africa (25-27 July).
will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Rwanda and the
first visit by our Prime Minister to Uganda in over 20 years. The
visit to South Africa is in the context of BRICS Summit.
Minister’s official engagement in Rwanda and Uganda include
bilateral meetings with the Presidents, delegation level talks and
meetings with the business and the Indian communities.
South Africa, the Prime Minister will have bilateral meeting with the
South African President and will attend the BRICS Summit and other
BRICS related meetings.
number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of Defence, trade,
culture, Agriculture and Dairy cooperation are scheduled to be signed
during the visit, the release said.
the last few years, there has been a significant intensification of
our engagement in various fields with African countries and there
have been as many as 23 outgoing visits to Africa at the level of
President, Vice President and Prime Minister in the last four years.