India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program will expand ties in science, technology and innovation: Ansari

| Updated: Feb 22, 2017 00:55 IST

New Delhi [India] Feb 21 (ANI): Visiting Indian Vice President said the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program would expand bilateral ties in science, technology and innovation. The program is aimed at creating an ecosystem wherein Indian innovations and technology enterprises will thrive and encourage business ventures from both sides. Ansari was addressing the India-Rwanda Business Forum organized jointly on Tuesday by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Rwanda Development Board in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwandan Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Ansari said that Rwanda has put behind the unfortunate genocide of 1994 and the efficient and clean city of Kigali captures the great strides that this country is taking on its path of growth and prosperity. "Rwanda today offers a range of prospects to investors, including in renewable energy, infrastructure, agriculture, mining, tourism and information and communications technology and trade between India and Rwanda has been gradually increasing over the last few years", he added. The vice-president said that several Rwandans have travelled to India for medical treatment and have come back satisfied. India is also increasingly becoming a preferred destination for quality and affordable education for Rwandan students, he added. (ANI)