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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 10.03.2017

Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, the Prime Minister of Uganda called on President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (March 9, 2017).

Welcoming the Ugandan Prime Minister to India for participating in the CII-EXIM Bank Conclave, the President said India values his presence and contribution. He congratulated Dr. Rugunda and his party for their victory in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections last month. The President said India is happy to have been of assistance in the exercise by providing indelible ink.

The President said we, in India, appreciate President Museveni’s stellar contributions to peace and security in Uganda and his contribution to peace in the East Africa region and the African continent as a whole.

The President said India is committed to continue its political, technical and economic cooperation with Uganda in the manner that Government of Uganda requires it for meeting its developmental goals. Indian companies are also keen to participate in the development of the Ugandan oil sector.

Reciprocating the President’s sentiments, the Ugandan Prime Minister congratulated India for having organized an excellent Conclave bringing business and political leaders from Africa to India. He said the Indian business community in Uganda is doing wonderful work. They are a blessing to Uganda and India. Even though they are small in number, they have a prominent role in the Ugandan economy. The Prime Minister thanked India for the developmental assistance provided to Uganda and expressed his country’s commitment to further strengthen relations with India.

This release issued at 1200 hrs.