The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has arrived in Mozambique on the first leg of his 5-day African tour. He is expected to visit neighbouring South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya as part of the tour.
He wrote about the Mozambican tour on his facebook page, ‘‘The aim of my visit is to increase cooperation and boost cultural linkages. I will meet President Filipe Nyusi and hold extensive talks with him.’‘
My Africa tour, aimed at enhancing ties between India & Africa will begin from Mozambique in a brief but key visit. https://t.co/LaOw7lk2fp— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 6, 2016
Modi is also expected to hold a meeting with Ms. Veronica Macamo, the President of the National Assembly and a visit to the S&T Park, Maluana where he will interact with students, before he rounds up with a brief interaction with the Indian community.
Later in the evening, he would fly out to neighbouring South Africa. He is scheduled to meet president Jacob Zuma and his vice as well as visits to Phoenix Settlement and Pietermaritzburg Station, two places very closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi’s stay in South Africa.
‘‘I will also be honoured to visit the Constitutional Hill and Nelson Mandela Foundation where I would pay my tributes to an icon of human history, who made his country and the world a much better place,’‘ Modi disclosed via his facebook page.
He is expected to be in Tanzania on the 10th of July, there he is expected to meet President Magufuli for high level talks before he rounds off the visit in Kenya on Monday, the 11th.