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My aim is to enhance ties with Africa: Narendra Modi

This is the PM's first official visit to mainland Africa. He is also scheduled to visit Tanzania and Kenya

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Publish Date: Jul 7 2016 6:35PM | Updated Date: Jul 7 2016 6:35PM

My aim is to enhance ties with Africa: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, on Thursday, after being accorded a ceremonial welcome at the at his office in Maputo.

 
"South Africa and India share common values which were forged during the struggle against colonialism and for democracy in South Africa," said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation during Modi’s visit.
 
"Reaching out across the Indian Ocean. PM Narendra Modi and President Filipe Nyusi begin with restricted talks," tweeted (sic) Vikas Swarup, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.
 
 “An early morning arrival in Mozambique. Important talks await the PM in this brief but important visit,” the Prime Minister's Office tweeted earlier.
 
The visit is being considered an important one, which will help in enhancing ties with that continent, particularly in the economic sphere and people-to-people contacts, says an official source.