Tags: AF | India | Uganda | Modi

In Uganda, Modi Says Africa Is a Top Priority for India

In Uganda, Modi Says Africa Is a Top Priority for India

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:39 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pledging to "intensify and deepen" the Asian country's engagement with Africa.

In remarks to Uganda's legislature, Modi said Wednesday that "Africa will be at the top of our priorities." He said India intends to open 18 embassies in Africa.

He extoled 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 earlier announced a $205 million loan to Uganda, to expand the electricity grid and boost commercial farming.

Later Wednesday Modi will attend a summit in South Africa of the BRICS emerging economies.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pledging to "intensify and deepen" the Asian country's engagement with Africa.In remarks to Uganda's legislature, Modi said Wednesday that "Africa will be at the top of our priorities." He said India intends to open 18 embassies in...
AF,India,Uganda,Modi
130
2018-39-25
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:39 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved