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President to visit Namibia, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire

Visit by an Indian President to Namibia will be the first at th highest level in over twenty years

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Publish Date: Jun 8 2016 1:35PM | Updated Date: Jun 8 2016 1:35PM

President to visit Namibia, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire

 President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Namibia from June 15 to 17, an announcement from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said in national capital.

Visit by an Indian President to Namibia will be the first at th highest level in over twenty years, the ministry said in a statement.
 
It added that the visit will carry forward the momentum generated in India-Africa ties post Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III).
 
The visit is part of a three-nation tour by the President, beginning with Ghana followed by Cote d'Ivoire and Namibia. 
 
He will be accompanied by a Minister of State, four Members of Parliament, senior officials, business and media delegations.
 
During the visit, discussions will be held on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The President will also address a joint session of Parliament of Namibia, an India-Namibia Business Event, and Namibian University of Science and Technology, the statement said.
 
"India and Namibia enjoy long-standing, excellent and time-tested ties that predate Namibia’s independence," the statement said.
 
The MEA also announced that President will pay an official visit to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire on June 14-15.