Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose international visits have been the center of India’s impressive outreach across the world, has once again registered his name in history by becoming the first PM to visit Rwanda.
Modi is on a three-nation Africa tour and landed at the Kigali international airport in Rwanda on Monday. He received a red carpet welcome in the east African nation which is also one of Africa’s fastest growing economy.
$200 credit line
Modi extended $200 million credit line to Rwanda and discussed measures to improve bilateral relations with Rwanda President Paul Kagame.
$100 million line of credit will be utilized for the development of industrial parks and Kigali (capital of Rwanda) special economic zone (SEZ). The other $100 million will go for agricultural development.
The Prime Minister also announced that India will soon open its mission in Rwanda.
200 Cows to Rwanda village
As part of the Girinka program, PM Modi will also be gifting 200 cows to a village in the eastern province. The Girinka program mandates 1 cow for 1 poor family, with the first female calf from that cow going to the family’s neighbor.
Five Day Three Nation Tour
Modi is on a five nation tour starting with Rwanda. He will be in Uganda before leaving for Brazil to attend the annual BRICS summit.