Narendra Modi begins his Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya tour tomorrow
The Prime Minister will be meeting and holding extensive talks with President Filipe Nyusi. His other programmes include 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.
In Mozambique, Modi will also interact briefly with the Indian community.
On the evening of 7th July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Pretoria in South Africa.
He will also visit Johannesburg, Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
The Prime Minister will be visiting the Phoenix Settlement and Pietermaritzburg Station, two places very closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi’s stay in South Africa. Modi will also visit the Constitutional Hill and Nelson Mandela Foundation where he would pay his tributes to an icon of human history, who made his country and the world a much better place.
During this visit, the Prime Minister will meet President Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy President.
In an effort to boost India’s economic ties with South Africa, Modi will speak at the India-South Africa business meet. HIs other programmes include a meeting with the Alumni Network in Durban and a reception hosted by the Mayor of Durban, at Durban City Hall. He will interact with the Indian community at a programme in Johannesburg on 8 July. The Prime Minister has invited the Indian community to share ideas and inputs for his speech, through the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App.’
On Sunday 10th July the Prime Minister will be in Tanzania for a brief but crucial visit to give an impetus to ties with Tanzania.
There he will hold extensive talks with President Dr. John Magufuli and chalk out the road for bettering India-Tanzania relations in a wide range of areas. He will also be interacting with the Indian community and meeting ‘Solar Mamas’, a group of rural women solar engineers from Africa who have been trained under GOI-supported programmes to fabricate, install, use, repair and maintain solar lanterns and household solar lighting systems in their villages.
Modi will begin his Kenya visit on the evening of 10 July. His deliberations with President Uhuru Kenyatta will revolve around how India and Kenya can grow bilateral cooperation. The Prime Minister foresees better trade, commercial and cultural exchanges between India and Kenya.
In Nairobi, Modi will offer floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, who is widely revered in Kenya. He will also pay tributes to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya and a towering political figure of Africa.
The meeting of the India-Kenya business forum will be an important forum to elaborate more on the economic aspect of our relationship with Kenya.
A programme that the Prime Minister is keenly looking forward to join is an interaction with students at the Nairobi University.
In order to deepen ties with the diaspora, Modi will address a community programme on 10 July. There is also a meeting scheduled with Bharatwallah Alumni Association during. Another programme has been line up for the handing over of ambulances and a model of Bhabhatron.