President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in the Indian capital New Delhi on a four day working visit to attend the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit at the invitation of the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Mahendra Modi.
The President was met on arrival at Indira Ghandhi International Airport by the Indian Minister for Rural Development Hon. Sudarahan Bhagat, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Sam Kutesa, Uganda’s High Commissioner to India Ms. Elizabeth Paula Napeyok, Uganda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Amb. Mule Katende, the Military Attache’ in India Brig.Johnson Etyang and other senior Foreign Service officials from both countries.
The four-day summit, is being held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex under the theme of “Reinvigorated Partnership – Shared Vision.”
India held the 1st India-Africa Forum Summit in April 2008 here in New Delhi and the second was held in the Ethiopian capita Addis Ababa in 2011. President Museveni has personally attended and addressed the two previous Summits.
This year’s Summit that has attracted a record number of African Heads of State and governments is also held to celebrate the ages long close partnership between Africa and India, a partnership anchored on mutual respect, equality, as well mutual benefit, all aimed at developing a new paradigm of cooperation in the development of respective countries and people. The Summit is further expected to strengthen trade and investment ties between African countries and India.
During his stay in New Delhi, President Museveni will, among other engagements, hold official talks with the Indian Prime Minister, address the Heads of State Summit as well as the Uganda-India Investors’ Forum.