Narendra Modi’s Africa visit: India to buy pulses from Mozambique; key pacts signed

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Updated: July 7, 2016 4:43:59 PM

Key pacts have been signed during PM Narendra Modi's Mozambique visit after he held delegation level talks with President Filipe Nyusi.

PM Modi, modi visit, modi visit africa, modi visit MozambiquePM Modi said: We are going to strengthen our defence and security ties. We will help build the capabilities of Mozambican forces.

Modi in Africa Live: Key pacts have been signed during PM Narendra Modi’s Mozambique visit after he held delegation level talks with President Filipe Nyusi. The Prime Minister is on the first leg of his four-nation tour to Africa from July 7 to July 10.

A significant “long term” agreement was signed under which India will buy pulses from Mozambique to plug its shortfall and contain prices of this commodity.

Modi reached Maputo, which is the capital of Mozambique, after having flown out from India late last night. The aim of Modi’s visit to Mozambique is to increase cooperation and boost cultural linkages.

PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Mozambique in 34 years. The focus of the visit will also be to deepen cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food.

His other programmes include a meeting with Veronica Macamo, President of the National Assembly and a visit to the S&T Park, Maluana where he will interact with students. Modi will also interact briefly with the Indian community in Mozambique.

Also read: Modi’s Africa visit: What’s on the agenda

Track this space to know the latest from PM Modi’s Africa tour and the importance of it:

3:49 PM: We are going to strengthen our defence and security ties. We will help build the capabilities of Mozambican forces, says PM Modi.


3:48 PM: I am particularly happy about our agreement to facilitate youth and sports cooperation and exchanges

3:47 PM: Terrorism is the greatest threat facing the world today, It affects both Mozambique and India, says PM Modi

3:46 PM: Health care is another area where India’s capacities and Mozambican needs match well, says PM Modi

3:45 PM: We agreed to put cooperation in agriculture on the fast track. We are also strengthening our partnership in food security, says PM Modi

3:44 PM: Our partnership is also driven by a convergence of capacities and interests, says PM Modi

3:43 PM: Mozambique has already been one of the gateways for Indian investments into Africa, says PM Modi

3:42 PM: India was one of the strongest supporters of Mozambican independence, says PM Modi

3:41 PM: Our shared struggles and suffering under colonial oppression brought our two countries together, says PM Modi

3:40 PM: Indian investments will continue to receive a nurturing environment in Mozambique.

3:33 pm: India & Mozambique ink key pacts.

3: 30 pm: PM Modi’s visit is an important visit for Mozambique: President Filipe Nyusi

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3: 30 pm: PM Narendra Modi & President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi deliver joint statement in Maputo

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9:50 AM: I am beginning my Africa tour with a visit to Mozambique. This visit will strengthen India’s bond with Mozambique, said PM Modi.

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After Mozambique, Modi will visit South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. On the evening of July 7, he will reach Pretoria in South Africa. “South Africa is an important strategic partner, with whom our ties are historical and deep-rooted,” Modi said ahead of the visit.

On July 10, Modi will fly to Tanzania for a brief but crucial visit to give an impetus to ties. Modi will begin his Kenya visit on the evening of July 10. “India-Kenya ties have stood the test of time. Both our nations have had very strong people-to-people ties and both nations have successfully fought colonialism in the previous century,” Modi said.

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