Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan met Ugandan President Yoweri K Museveni on Thursday and interacted with the Ugandan business community and the Indian community in Uganda. The Union Minister informed that the Ugandan President congratulated the Indian community in the country for their important contributions. Currently, Muraleedharan is on a five-day visit to Uganda and Rwanda.
Speaking to Twitter, the minister wrote: “Delighted to have appealed to the Honorable Ugandan President Kaguta Museveni. Delivered greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji. The president congratulated the Indian community in Uganda for their contributions important “.
The Union Minister further informed that he had had a fruitful and engaging discussion with his Ugandan counterpart Okello Oryem. He also met with State Finance Minister Henry Musaafi and agreed to work together in diverse areas and advance relations between the two nations.
We had a fruitful and engaging discussion with HEHenry Okello Oryem, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda. Happy MoS Finance HEHenry Musaafi also joined.
Review of the full range of bilateral relations.
Accepted to work together in diverse fields and to move the relationship forward. pic.twitter.com/ZBSTPdKJWe
– V. Muraleedharan (@MOS_MEA) November 11, 2021
Meeting of the India-Rwanda Joint Commission on November 14
The Minister of the Union Muraleedharan will visit Rwanda on November 14 and 15 and will co-chair the first meeting of the Joint Commission with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Vincent Biruta. He will also challenge Rwandan President Paul Kagame. During the visit, the Minister will inaugurate the India-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Development Center, set up with financial assistance from the Indian government, and pay a courtesy visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. He will also interact with the Indian community in Rwanda.
Foreign Ministry Muraleedharan meets with Gambian Foreign Minister
On November 1, V. Muraleedharan said he had met Gambian Foreign Minister Dr Mamadou Tangara and discussed a wide range of issues including development partnerships, trade, people-to-people relations and many more. Muraleedharan took to Twitter to say he had had full and productive conversations with Tangara.
We had extensive and fruitful discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Dr Mamadou Tangara of The Gambia.
Discussed a wide variety of issues including partnership for development, capacity building, trade, investment and people-to-people relationships.
The relationship is about to get even stronger. pic.twitter.com/DxbstwRTY5
– V. Muraleedharan (@MOS_MEA) November 1, 2021
In addition, during the meeting, V. Muraleedharan said that the relationship between India and The Gambia is based on common principles and four fundamental pillars of engagement such as political, trade and economic relations, development and interpersonal relationships.
Minister Muraleedharan even informed that during his two-day visit to The Gambia, two agreements were signed, one of which is a visa waiver agreement for holders of official and diplomatic passports, while the another is the General Framework Agreement for the Establishment Joint Commission. He also said he believed such steps would further promote the relationship.
(With ANI inputs)