Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Uganda, on Wednesday urged the business community of India and Uganda to fully exploit the favourable conditions for enhancing the bilateral trade.
In his remarks to Uganda’s legislature, Modi said that “Africa will be at the top of our priorities.” He said India intends to open 18 embassies in Africa.
He extolled the ideals of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, saying: “India’s freedom will remain incomplete so long as Africa remains in bondage.”
India’s government is planning to build a Gandhi heritage center at the source of the Nile River in eastern Uganda where some of Gandhi’s ashes were immersed.
Modi said that India was ready to work with Uganda in the fields of capacity building, skill development, human resource development, innovation and also in adding value to the abundant natural resources available in the country.
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