PM Modi holds telephonic talks with Rwanda President Kagame, discusses Covid-19
Modi and Kagame discussed the challenges posed to their healthcare systems and economies by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In its bid to strengthen diplomatic outreach with Africa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a telephonic conversation with Rwanda President Paul Kagame and discussed bilateral issues and also challenges thrown by Covid-19 pandemic.
As per the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Prime Minister Modi expressed satisfaction at the progress achieved in bilateral ties since his memorable visit to Rwanda in 2018.
“The President of Rwanda warmly recalled the 200 Indian cows gifted by Prime Minister Modi during his 2018 visit, and explained that they had helped in improving availability of milk for Rwandan children and also increased the income of farmers,” read the MEA statement.
The leaders discussed the challenges posed to their healthcare systems and economies by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They shared information about the steps taken in the respective country to manage the crisis and ensure the well-being of citizens. The leaders agreed to extend all possible support to each other’s expatriate citizens during the present crisis,” the MEA added.
The Prime Minister assured the Rwandan President of India’s steadfast support to Rwanda’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus, including through medical assistance.
He appreciated the effective management of the crisis under President Kagame’s leadership, and the firm resolve of the people of Rwanda in combating this challenge.
The Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes for the health and well-being of the people of Rwanda during the present crisis.