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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 05.11.2014

His Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (November 5, 2014).

Welcoming Mr. Kagame, the President said he is sure that participation of Rwandan President in the India Economic Summit will enrich its deliberations. The President said India appreciates the important role of Rwanda in maintaining peace and security in Central Africa and Horn of Africa. The two countries have a commonalty of views on many issues.

The President expressed happiness that the hydroelectric project supported by India will be soon commissioned. He pointed out that India has supported the expansion of cultivable land in Rwanda. He said India remains committed to supporting infrastructure development in Rwanda.

The Rwandan President warmly reciprocated the President’s sentiments and recalled the long history of friendship between India and Rwanda. He appreciated India’s positive contribution to Africa. He expressed gratefulness for the contribution of India in the development of Rwanda, particularly in the field of agriculture and energy. He said the Government of Rwanda is keen to enhance relations with India by deepening and broadening bilateral cooperation. Rwanda also shares India’s views on many global issues, including the need to reform the UN and other international organizations to reflect current global realities.

This release issued at 1820 hrs.