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India PM Modi Lands in Rwanda for 2-day State Visit

by Jean de la Croix Tabaro
7:25 pm

Indian PM upon arrival to Rwanda was received by President Paul Kagame

Barely two hours after seeing off another high profile guest, President Paul Kagame was back at the airport to receive Indian Prime Minister  Narendra Modi who is here for a two day state visit.

Modi arrived at the Kigali International airport just after Kagame had bid farewell to Xi Jinping, the President of the China

Modi, who is making the first state visit to Rwanda is expected to seal several agreements with his Rwandan counterpart  related to diplomatic and investment cooperation, education, technology, telecommunication, agriculture and health.

The Indian leader will also visit the Kigali Special Economic Zone  and later pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi at Kigali Genocide memorial center. At this memorial, more than 250,000 victims are laid to rest.

From a culture where a cattle are very important animals, like in Rwanda, Modi will deliver 200 cattle to households in Rweru  model village in Bugesera district, eastern Rwanda.

The village hosts more than 400 families that were relocated from two islands of Mazane and Sharita which are high-risk zones.

It is also expected that the two countries will conclude a multimillion-dollar financing agreement.