Indian Prime Minister to Visit Three African Countries

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Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will visit Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa from July 23-27, the Ministry of External Affairs announced today 20th of July 2018.

The prime minister, who will attend the summit of the five emerging economies (BRICS) in South Africa, will make his first stop in Rwanda for a two-day visit. This visit will be the first one by an Indian prime minister, according to the statement of T S Tirumurti, the secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

India is expected to sign a defense cooperation agreement during the visit, he stated. The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) will then visit Uganda from July 24-25, where he will address the Ugandan Parliament apart from holding delegation-level talks, Tirumurti said.

On the final leg of his trip, Modi will go to South Africa where he will attend the BRICS Summit during which a host of global issues, including those related to international peace and security will be discussed.

The aim of this summit is to consolidate the relationship between the five emerging economies in the world. The five emerging economies comprises; Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.