India is seeking to strengthen cooperation with Rwanda with a planned visit of India’s Vice-President Shri M Hamid Ansari, accompanied by Smt. Salma Ansari, to Rwanda from 19-21 February 2017.
The Vice President will also be accompanied by Shri Vijay Sampla, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment and four members of Parliament, senior officials and a media delegation.
India-Rwanda relations are marked by cordiality, convergence of views and cooperation on major international issues, an increasing trend in bilateral trade and investments, greater people to people contacts and a deep sense of mutual respect. During the official visit of President Paul Kagame to India from 9-11 Jan 2017, a decision to give strategic content to our partnership was taken.
During this visit, the Vice President would be meeting H.E the President of Rwanda and H.E. the President of the Senate and deliver an address at the University of Rwanda. The Vice President would pay homage at the Genocide Museum, interact with the Indian community in Kigali and attend a banquet hosted by the Prime Minister of Rwanda.