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Ugandan foreign minister Sam Kutes to begin India trip Sunday

Uganda Foreign Minister Sam Kutes
Uganda Foreign Minister Sam Kutes
Uganda Foreign Minister Sam Kutes

New Delhi, July 27 Uganda’ Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa commences a five day visit to New Delhi from today at the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj. Kutesa’s delegation includes three Ministers, Minister of Information, Communication and Technology John Nasasira, Minister of State for Fisheries, Ruth Nankabirwa, and Minister of State for Investments, Dr. Ajedra Gabriel Aridru and other senior officials of the Government of Uganda.

During the visit, Kuetsa will hold talks with External Affairs Minister and pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to foreign ministry sources. .

India and Uganda share warm and friendly relations and the former is the latter’s largest trade partner.  Uganda has a large population of Indian origin who make significant contribution to Uganda’s economy and society. India and Uganda also cooperate closely in capacity building fields, including human resource development. A large number of Ugandan students are currently studying in various Indian institutions on higher education. The two countries also share commonality of views on a variety of issues of regional and global importance.

The visit of Foreign Minister Kutesa will give a new impetus to further progress of India-Uganda relations, external affairs ministry sources.

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