Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting South Africa as part of his four nation five day tour of Africa. The aim of the tour is to enhance India's ties with Africa's mainland.
PM begins his remarks at the joint press meet by saying that, "This visit is an opportunity to pay homage to two greatest human sould - Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela."
PM on India and South Africa ties:
"Both the nations have stood together in our common fight against colonialism and racial subjugation."
"In last the two decades our ties are a story of strong advances and concrete achievements."
"Industry to industry ties can bring rich eco gains, give new shape to our partnership and help us play a robust regional and global role."
PM on South Africa's support for NSG:
"I thanked President Zuma for South Africa's support to India's NSG membership; we know we can count on active support of friends like South Africa."
PM on shared concerns:
"Climate change is shared concern and ISA can be effecitve platform for promoting solar energy. I thank President Zuma for South Africa's partnership."
"Terrorism is a shared threat; South African President and I agreed that we must be vigilant and cooperate to combat terrorism regionally and globally."
PM talks about future:
"India and South africa are partnering to shape international agenda through IBSA and BRICS. I look forward to weocoming South African President Zuma for BRICS Summit in Goa."
India-South Africa: Partners in Progress - The two countries announce MoUs/Programme in four areas of cooperation pic.twitter.com/clyUMJI2Q2— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) July 8, 2016