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EAM meets members of Parliamentary Forum on Indian Affairs in Kampala

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New Delhi/Kampala: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is on an official visit to Uganda, met members of the Parliamentary Forum on Indian Affairs and urged them to look at possibilities offered by Indian Development Partnership offerings with a focus on digital, green and health areas.

In tweets, the EAM also said that he invited them to visit India:

“Began the morning in Kampala by meeting with the Parliamentary Forum on Indian Affairs. Their activities and interest in India are a great source of strength for our ties.

Conveyed India’s commitment that is reflected in delivery of IAFS 2015 outcomes and of PM @narendramodi’s Kampala principles.

“Urged them to look at possibilities offered by Indian Development Partnership offerings with a focus on digital, green and health areas.

Shared President @KagutaMuseveni ’s guidance on our relationship that will help connecting Uganda to global markets.

“Invited them to visit India, individually as well as part of the Parliamentary Forum.”

On Monday, EAM Jaishankar called on Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and conveyed the personal greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They also discussed cooperation in trade and investment, infrastructure and energy among other subjects.

He also participated in the launch of the Tulsi Ghat Restoration Project in Varanasi and appreciated the BJP party’s Ugandan wing to contribute to further beautifying the ancient Indian city.

In July 2018, during a visit to Kampala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled a set of 10 guiding principles that would dictate India’s engagement with Africa.

In a speech to the Ugandan parliament, Modi outlined India’s vision for not just a bilateral relationship with Africa but also a partnership at the global level.

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