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Jul 23, 2018
11:21PM

PM Modi arrives in Rwanda on first leg of his three-nation Africa tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Rwanda on the first leg of his three-nation Africa tour. The Prime Minister's aircraft landed at the Kigali International Airport where he was given a red carpet welcome this evening. His two-day state visit to Rwanda one of Africa's fastest growing economies assumes significance as this is the first by an Indian premier.
 
External Affairs Ministry official said the Prime Minister's visit to Rwanda is a historic one since it will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the East African country. 

He said Rwanda is an important gateway to Eastern Africa and we have elevated our bilateral relations with Rwanda to the level of a strategic partnership in January 2017.The President of Rwanda is the current Chair of the African Union.

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