NARENDRA Modi Addresses Ugandan Parliament: Unveils Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Bust At Kampala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni unveiled a bust of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel   at the Indian community event they addressed in Kampala.”Saluting the ‘Loh Purush’! PM @narendramodi and Ugandan President Museveni unveil the bust of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Indian community reception,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet with two photographs of the two leaders. In one of the photographs, Modi was seen bowing before Patel’s bust and folding his hands as Museveni looked on. Indian community members turned out in large numbers to listen to Modi’s address.”The Indian community represents strongest & most durable economic & cultural link between India and Uganda,” he said. The Ugandan president remained present throughout the nearly 30-minute address of Modi and also spoke at the event.”Ugandan President Museveni was effusive in his praise for the Indian community in Uganda. In his address at the community reception, he praised them for their hard work and contribution in the economic development of Uganda,” the MEA spokesperson said on Twitter. In his address, Modi lauded the contribution of the Indian community in the growth of Uganda. He thanked Museveni for re-embracing the Indian community. Modi arrived in Ugandan capital Kampala last evening on a two-day visit to the country – the first bilateral tour by an Indian prime minister since 1997. The Prime Minister’s aircraft landed at Entebbe International Airport, marking the start of his two-day Uganda visit – the first bilateral tour by an Indian prime minister since 1997. PM Modi will participate in the BRICS Summit whose theme this year is ‘BRICS in Africa’. He also addressed the Uganda Parliament, the first Indian   PM who was privileged to   speak to the African nation’s law Makers. We have to fully exploit the favourable conditions for doing business between India and Uganda,” says PM Modi. Addressing Uganda India Business Forum PM Modi said India is willing to take steps to address the trade deficit between India and Uganda, says PM Modi. India is ready to work with Uganda in the fields of capacity building, HRD, skill development, innovation and also in adding value to the abundant natural resources available in this country.

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