On Wednesday morning, Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured Rweru Model Village in Bugesera District – Eastern Province.
The Premier will donate 200 cows to residents as part of Girinka Programme.
Kagame and Modi later attended the India-Rwanda Business Forum bringing together business men and women from India and Rwanda around the theme “Optimizing Innovation for Industrial Development”.
“We are pleased that Prime Minister Modi has been accompanied by a business delegation, because we have a lot of work to do together in this area,” Kagame said.
He said Rwanda is keen to learn from the renowned “Make in India” experience, “as we implement our own “Made in Rwanda” policy, particularly in the manufacturing, construction and ICT sectors”.
He said there are direct flights to Mumbai by the national carrier, RwandAir, and this is already facilitating travel and business.
All Indian citizens are eligible to receive a visa on arrival in Rwanda.
“Should there be any obstacle in the way just let us know,” Kagame assured Modi.
“We are eager to get going and to maximise these opportunities for the benefit of the people of our two countries and the rapid socio-economic transformation that we both seek.”
Kagame concludes: “We are grateful for your presence here and we look forward to the outcomes of this meeting.”