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PM leaves on four-nation visit to Africa

With an aim of strengthening economic ties and bolstering energy cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on Wednesday for a five-day visit to four African nations during which he is set to travel to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.

PM leaves on four-nation visit to Africa
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PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi

On the first leg of his maiden tour to Africa mainland, Modi will reach Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, where he has packed 12 hours of hectic engagements, including bilateral discussions with President Nyusi to strengthen bilateral ties. 

His next destination would be South Africa where he will have meetings with President Jacob Zuma and other senior leaders across the political spectrum to further enhance historical relations with that country.

The Prime Minister is also expected to visit Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Durban during the visit. On July 10, in Tanzania the Prime Minister will have meetings with President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli to further enhance mutual cooperation and understanding on major issues of common interest. 

On the last leg of the tour, Modi will reach Kenya to hold bilateral discussions with President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

During the visit, the Prime Minister will also address two public meetings, one at Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg and another at Kasarani Stadium in Kenya. 

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