PM Narendra Modi to go abroad for “four nation” African Tour


PM Modi will go abroad to visit “African mainland” between July 7 and 11 with the main motive to build up the stronger India-Africa ties. He will cover four countries, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Friday.

“The Prime Minister’s visit reflects India’s desire to further strengthen and reinvigorate bilateral ties with our African partners which were renewed at the successful IAFS-III in October last year. The visit will provide opportunities to build on close contacts at the highest political level,” Vikas Swarup, MEA spokesperson told the media.

Earlier in May 2014, Prime Minister Modi went to Seychelles and Mauritius that are members of the African Union.

PM Modi will left for Mozambique on July 7. He will cover four African countries to hold bilateral talks with President Felipe Nyusi.

His next visit would be South Africa where he will meet President Jacob Zuma and other senior African leaders.

Mr Modi will visit Tanzania on July 10 where he will hold bilateral meeting with President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. On July 11, Mr Modi will be in Nairobi, Kenya, where he will address the University of Nairobi.

Sources said, “Mr Modi will address two major meetings with members of Indian diaspora in Johannesburg and Nairobi on July 8 and 10.”