MODI CONQUERS SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA & RWANDA
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hailed by the Heads of Governments, People, Businessmen, Media & Politicians in RWANDA, UGANDA & SOUTH AFRICA, during the Three Nations Diplomatic Visit as the World’s Best Head of Government and the World’s Greatest Diplomatcy Global Leader.
MODI IN JOHANESSBERG IN SOUTH AFRICA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached South Africa on the final leg of his three-nation tour after concluding his Uganda visit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 10th edition of BRICS Summit being held in Johannesburg. He will also take part in the gala dinner tonight followed by a cultural show "Musical theatre: the legacy of Ubantu".
The Summit will be attended by the heads of the five BRICS nations that comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
They are expected to deliberate on global hot-spot issues, international peace and security, global governance and trade issues among others.
The theme for the summit is "BRICS in Africa - collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th industrial revolution.
MODI TELLS INDIANS IN UGANDA THAT INDIA IS EMEREGING AS GLOBAL MANUFACTURING HUB
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uganda, on 24 July 2018 said that India is fast emerging as a global manufacturing hub.
Addressing members of India diaspora in Kampala, Uganda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is now exporting smartphones and cars to those countries from whom it used to import these items in the past.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has contributed to the social development of Africa in the past and now it is now contributing to the economic development of the continent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that rail tracks, metro train coaches and satellites are being manufactured today in India itself by using Indian steel.
"India is becoming a manufacturing hub," Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Indian community event which was also attended by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi noting that Samsung recently opened the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh, said, "It's possible that when you buy a smartphone in Uganda next time, you will get the one Made in India."
"Make in India today has become the hallmark of India. Many of our products, including cars, smart phones, are sold today to countries from whom we used to import," the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said amid applause.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said 11,000 start ups have been registered in India in the last four years, making the country a land of start-ups.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed India's ties with Uganda and other African nations, saying the resource-rich continent is now in the centre of his government's foreign policy.
The Prime Minister also said India will open 18 new embassies, taking the total number of the country's missions in Africa to 47.
Noting that the trade between India and Africa has witnessed a 32 per cent increase, Modi said Asia and Africa are better positioned in the new world order.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India's commitment to provide USD 10 billion to Africa.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the contribution of the Indian community in the growth of Uganda, but also recalled the hardship faced by them in 1970s when some of them were forced to leave the country.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked President Museveni for re-embracing the Indian community.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also recalled his trip to Uganda as Gujarat chief minister in 2007 and said the memory of that visit was still afresh.
President Museveni also spoke on the occasion and lauded the contribution of the Indian community in the country's growth.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kampala on the evening of 24 July 2018, on a two-day visit to Uganda - the first bilateral tour by an Indian prime minister since 1997.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in the areas of economy and defence with the nation.
MODI SPEECH IN UGANDA PARLIAMENT
The Prime Minister addressed the Ugandan Parliament on Wednesday.
Here are the highlights from Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech in Uganda Parliament:
India is proud to be Africa’s partner and Uganda is central in this on the African continent.
We will build a Gandhi Heritage Centre at the sacred site in Uganda’s Jinja, where a statue of Mahatma Gandhi now stands.
The story of India’s own freedom struggle is intimately linked to Africa. It is not just the 21 years that Gandhiji spent in Africa, or the First Non- Cooperation Movement he led.
Your visionary leadership has enabled Ugandans of Indian origin to return to their home, regain their lives and help rebuild the nation that they love, he said addressing the President of Uganda.
India pursued Afro-Asian solidarity in Bandung. We stood firm in opposition to apartheid in South Africa. We took leading and bold positions in former Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe, in Guinea Bassau, Angola and Namibi.
India's principled support to Africa's liberation movements often came at a cost to our nation’s trade. This mattered nothing in comparison to Africa's freedom.
Today, India and Africa stand on the threshold of a future of great promise. India is proud to be Africa’s partner.
I announced yesterday two Lines of Credit for Uganda. The first, of US$ 141 million for electricity lines. And the second, of US$ 64 million for agriculture and dairy production. Our partnership currently includes implementation of 180 Lines of Credit worth about US$ 11 billion in over 40 African countries. At the last Africa India Forum Summit, we had committed a concessional Line of Credit of US$ 10 billion and US$ 600 million in grant assistance.
As we work together for prosperity, we have stood together for peace. In all the UN peacekeeping missions in the world, 163 Indians have made the supreme sacrifice. This is the highest number for any country.
We will keep our markets open and make it easier and more attractive to trade with India. We will support our industry to invest in Africa.
We will harness India’s experience with the digital revolution to support Africa’s development; Africa has 60% of the world’s arable land, but produces just 10% of the global output. We will work with you to improve Africa’s agriculture. Our partnership will address the challenges of climate change.
We will strengthen our cooperation in keeping cyberspace secure; we will work with African nations to keep the oceans open and free for the benefit of all nations.
As global engagement in Africa increases, We must all work together to ensure that Africa does not once again turn into a theatre of rival ambitions, but becomes a nursery for the aspirations of Africa’s youth.
India and Africa stand on the threshold of a future of great promise as confident, secure, youthful, innovative, and dynamic people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi referring to Mahatma Gandhi's 21-year stay in South Africa, said the story of India's independence was closely linked to Africa. He further said that India pursued Afro-Asian solidarity in Bandung and stood firm in opposition to apartheid in South Africa.
MODI WINS MINDS OF UGANDA BIZ BOSSES
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also participated in the India-Uganda Business forum event on the second day of his Uganda visit.
CII from India and Private Sector Foundation of Uganda.
Although the Balance of Trade is heavily in favour of India, India encourages higher Ugandan exports to India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is ready to take the lead in correcting the trade imbalance in Uganda's favour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed India's growth journey which is fueled by a policy driven governance and a stable tax regime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for value addition to natural resources available in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that organic agro production is one of the many fields that offer vast potential for growth in Uganda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described skill development with a youth focus as a primary priority for Uganda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Uganda that India will supply zero defect machinery to aid growth in manufacturing in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is an innovation and start up hub and will take the young minds of Uganda along with it as it treads the path of growth.
Earlier, India and Uganda signed four MoUs in the areas of defence cooperation, visa exemption for official and diplomatic passport holders, cultural exchange programme and material testing laboratory.
The agreements were inked following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala last evening.
The two leaders comprehensively reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations. India also announced two Lines of Credit worth nearly 200 million US dollars to Uganda in energy, infrastructure, agriculture and dairy sectors.
Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian community in Kampala.
During his two-day visit to Uganda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral ties.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will strengthen its cooperation and mutual capabilities with Africa in combating terrorism and extremism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, Uganda is central to India's commitment to the continent. He said, 18 new embassies are being opened in the continent.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, India will build a Mahatma Gandhi Heritage Centre at the site in Uganda's Jinja where a statue of the Father of the nation stands.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hailed by the Heads of Governments, People, Businessmen, Media & Politicians in RWANDA, UGANDA & SOUTH AFRICA, during the Three Nations Diplomatic Visit as the World’s Best Head of Government and the World’s Greatest Diplomacy Global Leader.