Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday donated 200 cows to villagers in Rweru Model Village in Rwanda under the Girinka programme. The tour will end in South Africa on July 27, where he will be attending the BRICS summit in Johannesburg.
Kagame thanked Modi for a gift of 200 cattle that will be delivered to Rweru village in Bugesera district this Tuesday.
Modi's visit comes days after Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Rwanda.
After witnessing the signing with his guest, President Kagame said that Rwanda and India have a special bond.
In Uganda, too, India extended two lines of credit of $141 million for electricity lines and sub-stations, and $64 million for agriculture and dairy production.
Rwanda is willing to enhance cooperation with China within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, which offers a significant opportunity for both Rwanda and Africa, Kagame said.
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He spoke highly of China's valuable assistance for Rwanda in such areas as infrastructure construction, agriculture and education, adding that China's helping hand has made positive contributions to his country's reconstruction and livelihood improvement.
During the two-day visit in Uganda, Prime Minister Modi will call on Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and hold a delegation level talk.
"It is a matter of honour for us that India has stood with Rwanda in their economic development journey", Modi said, adding that India will continue to back Rwanda's development.
President Museveni said that to achieve this, they had agreed to increase accessibility of Uganda products to the Indian market on competitive terms and boosting tourism between Uganda and India through attracting Indian tourists to Uganda. "When ratified, the Agreement would be the largest Free Trade Area in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization".
The two leaders also discussed ways of reducing the trade imbalance between the two countries and reform of the United Nations security council, according to a statement issued in Kamapala on Tuesday. Rwanda is listed in the first phase of a new slew of embassies that will be opened in Africa.
Rwanda, which is one of Africa's fastest growing economies, had trade with China worth $157 million (134 million euros) in 2017, making Beijing one of Kigali's largest trade partners. The visit to South Africa is in the context of BRICS Summit.