Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured in Mozambique and given a ceremonial welcome at the Presidential Office in Maputo. Post the meeting PM Modi and President Filipe Nyusi began their restricted talks.
A ceremonial welcome and discussions with President Nyusi...the Prime Minister's programmes in Mozambique begin. pic.twitter.com/zSPuoC9aT7— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 7, 2016
And some more pics from the restricted talks pic.twitter.com/IotJsLACY0— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) July 7, 2016
The welcome at Presidential Office in Maputo was very warm and colourful. Post the meeting with the President, PM will lead delegation level talks and sign agreements with Mozambique. This will be followed by an issue of joint statement.
Before PM left for four nation Africa tour the cabinet had given approval for signing Memorandum of Understanding between the two nations on reduction of drug demand and prevent illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and other such chemicals.
Both the countries aim to increase mutual cooperation in preventing illicit trafficking of narcotics and other such substances through exchange of information, expertise and capability building.
Both the countries will also sign a long term contract where India will import pulses through private or government channel which will be nominated by India and Mozambique.
Before leaving for South Africa, PM will also attend a state banquet that will be hosted by President Nyusi. The Banquet Hall of the Presidential Office is the venue for the state banquet.