Modi to make historic address to Ugandan parliament

| Updated Jul 25, 2018 at 1:04pm



The Indian Prime Minister, Narenda Modi, will be addressing the Ugandan parliament shortly as part of his official visit to the country.

This is the first time a serving Indian prime minister will be addressing the Ugandan parliament, as these tweets show:

On Tuesday, thousands of members of Uganda's Asian community turned out to welcome Mr Modi, who is seeking to improve business ties between the two countries.

People of Indian origin are key to the Ugandan economy, contributing more than half of its tax revenues despite making up less that 1% of its population.

Mr Modi has been tweeting about his meeting with them:

Later today, Mr Modi will join the leaders of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and several African countries at the Brics summit of emerging economies in Johannesburg.