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Gandhinagar, Tuesday: A 16-member high-level delegation of Uganda led by their Vice-President Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, on a visit to Gujarat, called on Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi here today. They had a detailed and fruitful discussion on a wide range of topics for strengthening vibrant relations.

Other members of the delegation included Agriculture Minister Mr. Buchanayandi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mr. Henry Okello Oryem, Minister of State for Finance and Planning Mr. Jacan Omach Frad and Uganda National Chamber of Commerce President Ms. Olive Kigong. They are accompanied by Ugandan High Commissioner Ms. Nimisha Madhvani.

Mr. Ssekandi congratulated Mr. Modi for his successive victory in Vidhan Sabha elections and development of Gujarat. Mr. Modi also recalled Uganda’s decades’ old vibrant relation with Gujarat with scope for developing further the relation

They discussed the possibility of Gujarat’s cooperation with Uganda in the field of small manufacturing industries, agriculture, micro irrigation, water management, canal network, oil and gas exploration and medical healthcare in which Gujarat had made significant progress.

Mr. Modi extended invite to progressive farmers and agricultural scientists of Uganda to attend the forthcoming annual month-long statewide Krishi Mahotsav in May, and also study Gujarat’s achievements in soil health card, lab2land programme and micro irrigation.

Mr. Modi is keen to send two technical experts teams on agro business and agricultural equipment manufacturing, besides one fertilizer, to set up such units in Uganda. Similarly, he said, Ugandan students can pursue studies in the field of gas and energy management, human resource management, even as GSPC is keen to explore oil and gas exploration and production in Uganda.

Others present on the occasion included Chief Secretary Varesh Sinha, Principal Industries Secretary Mahehwar Sahu, Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary G.C. Murmu and iNDEXTb Managing Director Mukesh Kumar.

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July 07, 2022
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PM to also interact with delegates participating in the Kautilya Economic Conclave

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will attend the first ‘Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture’ (AJML) on 8th July, 2022 at 6:30 PM at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Prime Minister will also address the gathering during the event.

The keynote address at the first AJML will be delivered by Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister, Government of Singapore, on “Growth through Inclusivity, Inclusivity through Growth’. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion by Mr. Mathias Cormann (OECD Secretary-General) and Shri Arvind Panagariya (Professor, Columbia University).

Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has organised the first ‘Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture’ in recognition of Shri Arun Jaitley’s invaluable contribution to the nation.

Prime Minister will also interact with the delegates participating in the Kautilya Economic Conclave (KEC), a three day event being organised from 8th to 10th July. Eminent economists with which the Prime Minister will meet include Ms Anne Krueger, John Hopkins University; Mr Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics; Mr Robert Lawrence, Harvard Kennedy School; Mr. John Lipsky, former acting Managing director, IMF; Shri Junaid Ahmed, World Bank country director for India, among others. KEC is being organised by the Institute of Economic Growth with support from the Ministry of Finance.