Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jets in

By Monitor Reporter

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Uganda for a two-day State visit en route to South Africa for the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit.

He landed at Entebbe Airport on Tuesday afternoon and was received by foreign affairs minister, Mr Sam Kutesa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, said top on Mr Modi’s visit are discussions on bilateral relations, including signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in areas of cooperation between Uganda and India.

Mr Modi, who jetted in from neighbouring Rwanda, is visiting Africa for the second time.

His first visit was in July 2016 when he visited Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa, on a charm offensive mission to counter efforts by other Asian powers, particularly China.
Earlier in 2015, Mr Modi convened the India-Africa summit, the third of its kind, in New Dehli to strengthen ties with African countries.

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