New Delhi: PM Modi is on his three-nation Africa tour and reached Rwanda on Monday night. PM Modi landed on Kigali International Airport and received by President Kagame. PM got a red carpet welcome, greeted by Guard of Honour and folk dance. 

PM Modi became the first indian PM to visit the east African country.

PM Modi holded a bilateral meeting with President Paul Kagame and discussed the measures to be taken to boost the strategic ties by strengthening the bond and cooperation in defence, trade and agriculture sector.

After the one-on-one discussion among the two dignitaries, PM Modi announced "We are going to open a High Commission in Rwanda. This will not only establish communication between our respective governments but also enable facilities for consular, passport, visa etc".

PM Modi at a joint press conference said that it is the matter of great honour for India to stood with Rwanda in their economic development journey and PM promised to stand with Rwanda's development in future as well.

According to the sources, to improve and build a strong bond of partnership in tade, investment and capacity building, the two dignitaries also participated in delegation level talks and agreed on cooperation in defence capacity building, industry, science and technology.

PM Modi announced that India provided two lines of credit of $200 million,i.e. $100 million for the developement of industrial park and Kigali special economic zone(SEZ) and another $100 million for agriculture.

Rwanda's agriculture board (RAB) and Indian Council Of Agriculture Research (ICAR) have signed an MoU's on collaboration in the fields of leather, education and agriculture research.

President Paul Kagame said in his remark that this visit of PM Modi signifies the true bond and long term friendship between the two nations.

PM Modi will further visit Rweru Model village, to gift 200 cows in contribution to the "Girinka Scheme" of Rwanda, national social scheme associated by Kagame.

Modi would proceed to Uganda tomorrow for a two-day visit.

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